Archive for May, 2013

Changing with the climate

Goose Break evolves as hunters face new challenges The 2013 Goose Break got off to a good start without the early thaw that has hampered recent years. Eeyou Istchee communities have become ghost towns as most folks have left for […]

Crees converge at the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s National Event in Montreal

The Truth & Reconciliation Commission capped off their 2013 National Event in Montreal with a concert featuring some of the province’s most talented artists, including Chisasibi’s Fort George Rockers. We spoke with TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson and The Fort George […]

Financial transparency act becomes law

Bill C-27, also known as the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, has reopened the controversy surrounding the salaries of First Nations chiefs. Critics of the new bill argued that the public is being fed myths and stereotypes over the salaries […]

Attawapiskat reimbursed

After a year of holding back support funding at the Attawapiskat First Nations, the Conservative government sent a single transfer of $136,132 to the band office for the work of the third-party manager. The amount covers his time managing the […]

Quality Inn Val-d’Or nominations

After winning three awards at the regional level, Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or has been nominated for two awards at the 27th annual National Gala for the Grand Prize in Quebec Tourism. The finalists were announced on April 16 with […]

On the trail of history

I find travelling liberating. When I first started to visit other countries I did so with a minimal knowledge of history. The more I travelled, I realized I wasn’t getting a good sense of where I was. It was wonderful […]

Breaking the mould

The truth about moulds and your health Whether it is in images on the news of abandoned homes in Attawapiskat or a creeping fungus that has just appeared in your own basement, mould may be a relatively new problem to […]

Walking in a suit

Walking in a suit

Waskaganish youth leader shares Cree perspective on Ottawa conference Elliot on the far right with the Nishiyuu before departing from Waskaganish On the afternoon of March 25 while the Nishiyuu walkers were arriving on Victoria Island in Ottawa another emerging […]

She shoots, she scores

She shoots, she scores

Jenna Ottereyes of Waswanipi is rising fast in the world of youth soccer Four years ago, when Jenna Ottereyes moved to Val-d’Or with her family, she was hoping she could play hockey like she had back home in Waswanipi. Because […]

Timmy’s arrives in Mistissini

Two Crees open their own Tim Hortons franchise The new Tim Hortons’ outlet in Mistissini isn’t just the hottest ticket in town right now but it’s a labour of love, devotion and passion for siblings Anthony and Elaine MacLeod, the […]