Archive for February, 2012

More than a coach

You wouldn’t know it by looking at the standings, but the Cree Nation Bears Midget AA hockey team has had a lot of positives come from the current season, during which they have accumulated a record of 3-23-2. Yes, that […]

Cree Hockey News & Notes

Mistissini Senior Hockey & Broomball Tournament The 25th edition of Mistissini’s Senior Hockey & Broomball Tournament took place January 12-15. A total of 18 hockey teams and eight broomball teams participated in the event. After winning their respective pools and […]

Love on the run

As February rolls around our attention always turns to the realm of red heart-shaped boxes and declarations of love in the name on Valentine’s Day. While chocolates are a nice gesture and a dozen red roses are the ultimate traditional […]

Looking for employment

It is no secret that the labour market has seen better days. There seem to be fewer and fewer jobs out there and competition is stiff. Whether you are thinking about re-entering the workforce, changing fields or getting your feet […]

Legally empowered

Hope for the future: that was the theme uniting the many speakers and dignitaries who gathered in Chisasibi to open the community’s new Justice Centre on January 24. Chisasibi is the third community to inaugurate a Justice Centre in the […]

More graduates needed

In September, Mistissini’s Voyageur Memorial School celebrated a milestone achievement: it saw its first two students – Geraldine Shecapio and Jessica Jolly – graduate since 2006. Both have gone on to study at CEGEP – Jolly in Val-d’Or and Shecapio […]

Fact-finding mission

Ever since Goldcorp arrived in the Cree territory to open up the Eleonore Mine Project there have been questions about their dealings in Guatemala. The Marlin goldmine in that country has been an object of controversy from day one and […]

Not quite historic

Prime Minister Stephen Harper billed the Crown-First Nations Gathering as a “historic event”. So did Shawn A-in-Chut Atleo of the Assembly of First Nations. The mainstream media might be forgiven for almost unanimously declaring this meeting to be “historic”. This […]


On Saturday, January 28, the Mistissini Band Council received a 10-day injunction against the roadblock on Highway 167 North. The roadblock, preventing workers from beginning the construction of an extension of the highway to the Otish Mountains as part of […]

Join the force

  The Eeyou Istchee Cree took another step towards professionalizing their police force on January 23 with the start of the AEC Police Technology Program at Collège Ellis in Drummondville. The program is a partnership between the Eeyou Eenou Police […]