Archive for May, 2013

Elijah Harper: A man to remember

It was a blow to hear of Elijah Harper’s death on May 18 at the age of 64. He will be remembered for his courage and his actions, above all for his role in opposing the Meech Lake Accord 23 […]

Everything will work out in the end

I have been watching some good movies lately. One titled “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was about a group of older English retirees who move to Jaipur, a city in India, to live in a hotel converted into a senior […]

Taking summer holidays by the horns

The Nation’s annual provincial guide to a plethora of summer fun While some Cree communities may still be experiencing the occasional snow shower or are watching the first signs of spring as the geese return north to be plucked by […]

Decoding native style

A unique Montreal exhibit threads the relationship of clothing to Aboriginal identity Montreal’s historic McCord Museum, which has long been devoted to the preservation of Native Peoples’ history, opened a new permanent collection May 2 that explores the relationship between […]

Looking back in order to move forward

Romeo Saganash discusses residential school’s impact on his life and family NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s personal struggles and emotions have been very public in recent months. After being removed from a flight in October for drunkenness, he immediately came clean […]

An Origin(e)-al take on Aboriginal tourism

Quebec Aboriginal Tourism (QAT) has launched a new magazine aimed at developing tourism in Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit communities. The first of its kind in Canada, Origin(e) is an annual publication that will provide an in-depth look at the […]

Flooding leaves Attawapiskat, Kashechewan in state of emergency

Both Attawapiskat and Kashechewan First Nations declared a state of emergency April 30 after rapidly melting snow caused major sewer backups that fouled homes and other buildings. Hundreds were evacuated from Kashechewan throughout the week, as were some patients from […]

Hotel project bedding down in Waswanipi

 A new hotel project that could potentially create 14 jobs and generate more tourism is on the drawing board for Waswanipi. John Kitchen, a Waswanipi resident and President of Mamu Sibi Construction Inc., is planning to open the new establishment […]

Wind power plant study blows into Whapmagootsui

A study to assess the potential of a wind hybrid power-plant will be conducted in Whapmagootsui. The research is part of a national $82 million clean-energy initiative announced by the federal government May 3. The government has budgeted $700,275 to […]

End-of-life conversations

End-of-life conversations

American writer Will Schwalbe discusses final days with his dying mother Death is a difficult part of life, one that we all have to go deal with. For family and friends taking care of their loved ones who are facing […]