Archive for February, 2013

If I were a chief…

  When I was young, I often wondered about those guys who seemed to expel a lot of spit while hollering at the top of their lungs at other people. They often looked riled up enough to speak out, but […]

Charlie’s love will live on

As a young person growing up in Mistissini I was unsure of my place in life. More often than not, children learn from those who are older than they are. Outsiders blithely refer to them as Elders but I knew […]

Uncle Tomahawk

  It’s unavoidable, if unpleasant, to address the case of Senator Patrick Brazeau. I have often questioned his credentials as a credible Native leader in the pages of The Nation. For instance, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), which Brazeau […]

New Year’s babies

Children are the most precious gift you can give your community. They signal the continuation of family traditions and their people’s culture. Every new child is worth being written about and it’s always a pleasure to introduce new additions to […]

New Native centre opens in Montreal

The Montreal Native Community Development Centre has opened its doors to the public to offer a wide array of services and activities to the Native residents of Montreal. Located at 2306 Sherbrooke St. East, the centre will serve as a […]

Seeking actors

The First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec has put out a call for five roles in a documentary production. The project is being done with the National Women Association of Canada. They are seeking two young women and […]

Melodie’s first joke

  Melodie is only nine months old and she is already a comedian. My friends Serge and Lyne had their granddaughter, little Melodie, up to their chalet in the wilderness recently. I met the pretty little girl and her parents […]

Gearing up for dialogue

Truth and Reconciliation Commission announces a four-day hearing in Montreal   Montreal will host a four day national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearing this April. TRC hearings in Quebec have already taken place in Mani-Utenam, near Sept-Îles, and Val-d’Or. […]



Wemindji residents use their feet to fight substance abuse Sometimes you just have to vote with your feet. On November 23, 2012, Wemindji did just that with “Enough is Enough”, a community walk that provided an opportunity for residents to […]

Growing opportunities

Roundtable will focus on youth job creation in Eeyou Istchee   Looking for a career is one of the toughest choices to make early on in life. People the world over search far and wide to find industries and regions […]