Archive for March, 2013

Recommendations for Ontario jury rolls

  Inquiries into the deaths of remote First Nations students Reggie Bushie, Jethro Anderson, Curran Strang, Paul Panacheese, Robyn Harper, Reggie Bushie, Kyle Morriseau and Jordan Wabasse may finally see the light of day as former Supreme Court justice Frank […]

Murder-suicide in Kuujjuaq

  The community of Kuujjuaq was in mourning after Kativik Regional Police Force Constable Steve Dery, 27, died from gunshot wounds and another officer was injured while responding to a domestic dispute on March 2. His funeral took place March […]

Télé-Québec airs Objectif Nord

Télé-Québec aired the last part of a four-part documentary series about northern Quebec on March 11. This final episode, titled The Future of the North, concluded one part of Télé-Québec’s massive multimedia undertaking called Objectif Nord. Objectif Nord seeks to […]

In the spirit of respect and fairness

There are many success stories across Canada when it comes to resource-development agreements and partnerships between First Nations, companies and government. Most non-Native people don’t realize this. Even in my home community of Attawapiskat, negotiations in general between my people […]

Strongly opposed

A poll on uranium mining in Quebec confirms support for the Cree Nation’s position A new poll from Leger Marketing commissioned by the Canadian Boreal Initiative shows widespread opposition to uranium mining – and by association, to the Matoush uranium […]

Increasing awareness

Will revamping the sex-ed program change the alarming stats?   It was just a few months ago that several health professionals from the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay were talking about how sex education needed […]

Standing up for women

Standing up for women

International Women’s Day highlights the issues Every year on March 8, people around the world celebrate women who have made a difference in our society and raise their voices for those who have been silenced. Violence towards women is like […]

Discovering Tursujuq’s beauty

Discovering Tursujuq’s beauty

A new collaborative park project for the north   photo by Robert Fréchette Covering an incredible 26,910 square kilometres of pristine land untouched by development, the new Tursujuq National Park project, on the eastern coast of Hudson Bay, highlights the […]

Traditional Cree Fishing and Chisheinuu Chiskutamaachewin Project

Traditional Cree Fishing and Chisheinuu Chiskutamaachewin Project

Students of the cabinet-making program offered by Sabtuan Adult Education Services took a morning off their woodworking projects on February 7 to visit the Traditional Cree Fishing and Chisheinuu Chiskutamaachewin Project with their teacher, Andy Anderson. The project comprises a […]

A new voice for the missing and murdered

A new Parliamentary committee will be formed, but who will it help?   A motion put forward on Valentine’s Day by Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett will finally see a new Parliamentary committee study the alarming number of missing and murdered […]