Archive for July, 2012

Graduation at Northern College opens new opportunities

Students at Northern College in Moosonee, Ontario, celebrated their graduation from the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE), Personal Support Worker, and Social Service Worker programs. The ACE program is the school’s high school equivalency degree, which allows students who lack […]

Goldcorp’s Éléonore project receives award for safety

On June 17, a team representing Goldcorp’s Éléonore Project attended a ceremony in Ottawa where the mine was presented with the F.J. O’Connell Trophy for 2011 for its safety record. The Éléonore project received the award under the category of […]

Montreal’s Native Women’s Shelter holds its annual meeting

On June 20, the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal held its Annual General Meeting and Public Information Session at the Maritime Plaza Hotel in Montreal. The meeting kicked off with performances by the Buffalo Hat Singers and traditional hoop dancers […]

Surviving a forest fire

  It is summer. We are all enjoying those lovely, long, warm summer days. The sun is up early and falls in the sky late at night. Summer birds are back, the chorus of peeping frogs is constant, insects buzz […]

Children Needing Homes

A long-term foster home is being sought for siblings Nancy, four years old, and her infant brother Seth. Nancy is very active, imaginative and loves to play. She can be quite affectionate, eager to please and loves to be around […]

Summer programming cut

It was not ideal timing. Just as schools let out for summer, the federal government decided to freeze funding for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) program at all friendship centres across Canada. According to Jeffrey Cyr, Executive Director […]

Friendship centres “un-friended”

  In March, the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM) made national headlines as its doors were about to close because the centre had lost its core funding and membership through the Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ), […]

Fighting for a fair share

Atikamekw First Nations in Quebec are increasingly angry over rampant resource exploitation of their traditional lands by outside companies that always appear to have the provincial government in their corner. The Atikamekw Nation launched a campaign June 26 to gain […]

Hut one, hut two

Six-a-side football is returning to Eeyou Istchee with the start of the inaugural season of the James Bay Abitibi Football League (JBAFL). The brainchild of James Bay Eagles coach Trevor Allen Monaghan, the JBAFL will be comprised of 20 teams […]

Still here

  “The Indian as he has hitherto been is on the point of passing away,” states US President Theodore Roosevelt on Oct. 1, 1906. “It would be a veritable calamity if a vivid and truthful record of these conditions were […]