Archive for October, 2012

Four corners, bad signs

Guatemala’s Cuatro Caminos is an important intersection in the Central American nation’s western “Altiplano,” its mountainous highlands. Depending on which of the directions you take from Cuatro Caminos – west to Quetzaltengo, north to Heuhuetenango, or east to Totonicapán – […]

Nemaska Hospital opening rescheduled

The official opening of the Nemaska Hospital was moved from its original October 5 date due to a conflict with the Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services. Dr Réjean Hébert could not attend the ceremony on October 5. Hospital […]

Negotiations halt on Native education reform

Plans between Ottawa and the First Nations to overhaul the Native education system have fallen apart. The federal government and First Nations leaders were discussing plans for legislation that would create schoolboard-type systems, giving Native governments more control over their […]

The Colours Of Change

These days I am surrounded by nature’s art. Mother Earth is changing the landscape with incredible colours that she takes from her pallet. The fall colour extravaganza is in full swing up north and vivid yellow, orange, red and green […]

Jamming with Buddy

Making your dreams come true is everyone’s goal. For some, it takes a lifetime to reach their aspirations, but for one lucky 17-year-old it came early. For Joseph Seth Jolly, Jr., that moment arrived September 21when he played in front […]

The struggle continues, for the kids

On October 1, reports surfaced that the government of Canada has spent $3.1 million attempting to prevent the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) from bringing the issue of Aboriginal child […]

Cool times during the cooler seasons

As the days grow shorter and the air colder, many crawl under the blankets on the couch seeking comfort and coziness from the fall and winter weather. And then there are those who are already planning their escape from cabin […]

School and sports

Across Quebec each school year, thousands of student-athletes, including a number of gifted Aboriginals, take part in the Sport-Études program run by the Quebec Ministry of Education and various sports leagues and associations across the province. No such program has […]

Raising Native awareness

From September 24-28 McGill University held its 2nd Annual Aboriginal Awareness Week. Events were held on campus to promote awareness of Aboriginal culture and foster cross-cultural dialogue. The events were varied and many, ranging from dream-catcher making workshops to film […]

Remembering our sisters

This October 4 marked the 7th Annual Sisters in Spirit Memorial March and Vigil. About 200 people gathered at Place Émilie-Gamelin in downtown Montreal to call attention to Native women who have been killed or gone missing. Sisters in Spirit […]