Archive for August, 2013

Forewarned is forearmed

For some reason, people were shocked when Google admitted in a US courtroom last week that, effectively, no one should expect privacy when sending a message via Gmail, the Net giant’s hugely popular web-based email provider. Let’s face it: as […]

Offline and feeling fine

This summer, any spare time I get in between traveling and staying at my remote campsite is spent enjoying a good book. When I am in southern populated areas and connected to the Internet, it seems like work is always […]

Ian "DJ NDN" Campeau

A Tribe Called Red colours the spotlight on Native beats at Osheaga

“So they came over here and were like, ‘You guys are Indians… right?’ And we were like, ‘No…’” Immediately following this cheeky sound bite, electronic music laced with chants and danceable drum beats blasted through the speakers lining the stage […]

Youth Council AGA resolves to cast off parental authority

Youth Council AGA resolves to cast off parental authority

For a complete list of this year’s resolutions, click here Growing pains dominated this year’s Annual General Assembly of the Cree Nation Youth Council as members sought to gain more autonomy from the Grand Council of the Crees. Over three […]

Montreal’s First Peoples’ Festival looks to the future

Montreal’s First Peoples’ Festival looks to the future

Bringing its unique flare to Montreal’s downtown core, the First Peoples’ Festival delivered several days of action-packed cultural festivities that included a film festival, several outdoor concerts and dance performances, and artisanal-crafts displays. Running from July 30-August 5, this year’s […]

Mohawks and Mi’gmaq team up for education

The Mohawk community of Kahnawake and the Mi’gmaq community of Listuguj are embarking on a historic partnership by launching the First Nations Regional Adult Education Centre (FNRAEC), Quebec’s first English-language adult education centre geared toward Aboriginal students. Opening in September, […]

A screengrab from a video allegedly showing Norbert Mestenapeo being beaten by SQ officers

Police attack goes viral

A YouTube video posted in July appears to expose a case of police brutality against an Innu man in eastern Quebec. The victim in the video, 24-year-old Norman Mestenapeo of Unamen Shipu (La Romaine), claims to have been on his […]

The First Peoples’ Festival keeps growing in its 23rd year

The First Peoples’ Festival keeps growing in its 23rd year

This year’s Montreal First Peoples’ Festival got off to a roaring start July 30 before a packed auditorium at the Grande Bibliothèque for the world premiere of Paroles Amérikoises by Pierre Bastien. For the third consecutive year, the week-long festival […]

AFN and David Suzuki Foundation report assesses importance of caribou

How much is a caribou worth? The question could be considered in terms of the food the animal provides to one’s family, Elders and community. Then there is the value of the cured hide, or the way that ancestors used […]

Abby sharing her dream at the dinner reception along with her mother Rita Masty and Charlotte Ottereyes, CWEIA regional economic development coordinator

The first annual Cree Women golf benefit hits a hole in one

It was a golf tournament, a gala event, a Crystal Shawanda concert and a special night to honour a young Cree girl. The Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association (CWEIA) hosted its first charity golf tournament in Val-d’Or July 18 […]