Archive for September, 2012

A dramatic debut

  Moments of crisis inevitably provide a revealing glimpse of a person’s true strength of character. Whatever else one may think of newly elected Quebec Premier Pauline Marois (and I’ve never been a fan of her personality, politics or leadership […]

Timmy’s coming to Mistissini

Cree entrepreneurs Anthony and Elaine MacLeod caused quite a stir on September 4 when they announced they were bringing Tim Horton’s to Mistissini. Though they expect to be up and running by early 2013, Mistissini residents were welcoming. Anthony MacLeod […]

Traveling filmmakers arrive home in Montreal

The award-winning studio-on-wheels Wapikoni Mobile comes home to Montreal this fall, offering local youth opportunities for hands-on training in audiovisual techniques, scriptwriting and music recording. The workshop will be held throughout the fall at the Bonsecours Market’s Eleven Nation exhibition […]

Work ethic has to be learned at young age

  This week a friend of mine stepped on a nail and had to get a tetanus shot. It reminded me of the many times I injured myself as a child growing up back home in Attawapiskat. I was always […]

Charged up

  A few years back, Charles Bobbish Jr. wanted to get out of Chisasibi. He didn’t have much work, and the jobs he did get were only as a replacement. To fill the time, he did a lot of drinking […]

Working together

  For three days August 21-23, the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance (SAENCAT), in association with the city of Amos, hosted a delegation of business people from the surrounding area to showcase Cree business and opportunities. The […]

Youth Council Resolutions

  The following are some abbreviated resolutions from the CNYC’s AGA: The position of a board member on the Cree Native Youth Council representing the Crees of Senneterre is invalidated and they will not have one until they are interested […]

Board of Compensation bonus

  While it may not be Christmas yet, the Board of Compensation was all about giving this year after they distributed large one-time sums to each of the Cree communities and to several of the entities in the hopes of […]

A youth revolution through resolutions

  Despite a summer of unseasonably cold weather, the Cree Nation Youth Council (CNYC) saw three days of brilliant sunshine for their Annual General Assembly and it was perhaps a good omen for positive change. According to Joshua Iserhoff, CNYC’s […]

Recognizing our own

  Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, President of the Cree Nation Achievement Awards Foundation, remarked that the Cree Nation Achievement Awards Gala was “an historical evening to recognize those who’ve contributed to the communities”. The gathering on August 30 wanted […]