Archive for July, 2012

Accident or malice?

With a temporary truce only a few hours away, an act of either poor judgment or intentional violence almost turned deadly in the Nitaskinan region of the Mauricie Valley. As recounted in the last issue of the Nation, three Atikamekw […]

My Father

Told by Eliza Webb Translated and transcribed by Brian Webb Another story I’ve heard of my father was during the fall when ice begins to form. People jigged for fish on the river where we stayed. People caught lots […]


ᐃᓛᐃᓵ ᐌᑉ ᐋ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᑦ ᐱᕌᔨᓐ ᐌᑉ ᐋ ᒌ ᐃᑣᔥᑎᒫᑎᐦᒃ ᑭᔮ ᐋ ᒌ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐊᐦᒃ ᐋᔪᐎᒄ ᑮᑆ ᒥᒄ ᐊᓂᔮ ᑳ ᐹᐦᑎᒧᒡ ᐊᓂᔮ ᓅᐦᑖᐐ, ᐊᓂᑖ ᑮᑆ ᐋ ᑎᒀᒑᔨᐦᑖᑯᓂᔨᒡ, ᐅᔥᑭᒡ ᐋ ᐊᑎ ᒥᒥᔥᑭᐎᑎᐦᒡ ᐊᓂᑖ᙮ ᑳ ᒌ ᐃᐦᑎᓈᓂᐎᒡ ᐙᔥ ᐊᓂᑖ ᐋ ᐅᒋᒀᒋᒑᓂᐎᒡ ᐊᓂᑖ, ᐊᓐ […]

First Woman to lead Algonquin Anishinabeg National Council

History was made this month when Alice Jerome was elected during a vote held July 13 to lead the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council as Grand Chief. She will be the first female Grand Chief since the Council’s founding in […]

Bachelor Lake Mine gets green light

Sandstorm Gold Ltd. announced July 6 that the Bachelor Lake Mine, operated by Metanor Resources Inc., had received an environmental certificate of approval for commercial production. Although they are approved to commence the mining operation located near Val d’Or, the […]

Montreal Friendship Centre looks to get back on track

A group of prominent Native leaders in Montreal is trying to reorganize a multiservice Native Friendship Centre for the city after the current centre was hit by funding cuts due to its exclusive focus on housing issues for homeless urban […]

Drowning in Waskaganish

The Nation extends its condolences to the Jolly family of Waskaganish after the loss of 16-year-old Tyler Jolly. On July 16, Jolly was fishing with a friend by the bay to the east of the community of Waskaganish. After the […]

Hit the Ice:

On July 22, production started in Aylmer, Ontario on a new reality television series focused on the development of young Aboriginal hockey players from across the country. “Hit the Ice”, which will air on APTN starting in January 2013, features […]

Logging operations spark tensions

The company and the SQ are saying that they have a copy of a signed document from our main harvester allowing the cutting to happen,” said Norman Matchewan. “But our harvesters are here with us at the campsite, saying they […]

Last-minute triumph

On July 11, Kathleen Wootton sat with bated breath, waiting for the last two polling stations to submit their results for the Cree School Board Chairperson elections. She trailed her fellow nominee Kenny Blacksmith by just three votes, with only […]