Archive for May, 2013

KI youth invite Canadians for a visit

Ottawa filmmaker Andrée Cazabon has partnered with the Oji-Cree youth of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nations to bring 25 young Canadians to the remote fly-in community in northern Ontario. The youth extended their invitation April 26 to the Canadian […]

National support for inquiry grows

Political support for a national inquiry into the tragic scandal of missing and murdered Aboriginal women grew last month as nine provinces jointly called upon the federal government to conduct an extensive investigation into the issue. Aboriginal affairs ministers from […]

Picard addresses UN on Indigenous education issues

“Education is the instrument through which cultures perpetuate themselves,” said Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), in an address to the 12th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues […]

All About Hair

I have been growing my hair now for the past 24 years. It all started for a very practical reason. I decided one day that I couldn’t take any more peer pressure concerning hairstyles and looks. It seemed easier and […]

Heading down the Powwow Trail

A guide to some of this summer’s hottest Powwows JUNE  Running June 1-2 is the Pictou Landing Annual Powwow in New Glasgow, NS. For more info: 902-752-1918 or 902-754-3726 June 8-9 brings Peace River’s 18th Annual Aboriginal Gathering and 10th Annual Powwow on the […]

Toxic spill

Tailings pond dyke breached at Casa Berardi Mine The breach of an internal tailings dyke at Aurizon’s Casa Berardi Mine 95 km north of La Sarre May 1 spilled up to 150,000 cubic metres of contaminated water into the James […]

Voices of truth and reconciliation

Supporting survivors and telling truths Crees were well represented at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) National Event in Montreal. They weren’t just on the stand, speaking to the Commission, or in the Survivors’ Sharing Circle. They were also there […]

Native numbers jump

The 2011 census documents a sharp increase in Canada’s Aboriginal population New Statistics Canada data published May 8 reveals substantial population growth among the country’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis, making Aboriginals the fastest-growing and youngest ethnic category in Canada. […]

Election Coverage Week 1

Election Coverage Week 1

Ashley Iserhoff launches campaign for Grand Chief After two terms as Deputy Grand Chief, Ashley Iserhoff is now bidding for the top job at the Cree Grand Council. Iserhoff is challenging Matthew Coon Come for the position of Grand Chief […]

Never forget

Native women fight to include the history of residential schools in Quebec’s secondary-school curriculum As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s National Event wound down in Montreal last month, thousands of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants returned to regular life with a […]