Archive for July, 2014

Burgoo: A Canadian cookbook that is all about comfort

Burgoo: A Canadian cookbook that is all about comfort

While the blueberries may still be ripening on the bushes and the kids are making sandcastles on the shores of Eeyou Istchee, cooler, damper weather is on its way and with it will also come the desire for heavy comfort […]

Mistissini’s Third Annual Fitness Challenge offered chance to turn exercise into cash

Mistissini’s Third Annual Fitness Challenge offered chance to turn exercise into cash

It’s one thing to make fitness in the communities of the Cree Nation a priority. It’s another thing to make it competitive, which is what Mistissini’s Sports and Recreation Department attempted to do with its third annual Mistissini Fitness Challenge […]

Preventing Cree Encephalitis and Leukoencephalopathy

While there are still many Crees who might not have ever heard of Cree Leukoencephalopathy (CLE) and Cree Encephalitis (CE), for the families whose lives have been touched by it, the scars may never heal. Both genetic disorders caused by […]

Val-d’Or Friendship Centre wins top honours

The Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre received the 2014 National Award of Excellence earlier this month at the 43rd general annual assembly of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC). The award recognized the Val-d’Or centre’s outstanding performance in carrying out […]

Mysterious vote count delays mar Mistissini elections

Usually, results from band council elections are made available in the hours following the closing of poll stations. But Mistissini voters had to wait almost two days to find out who was leading or elected in the first round of […]

Canoe brigade to head down the Broadback River

As the 40th Annual General Assembly of the Crees winds down in Waswanipi, about 16 youth and four guides will prepare for a canoe adventure down the Broadback River from Waswanipi to Waskaganish. The expedition is a project organized by […]

2014 NAIG mascots Buffalo and Young Buffalo alongside Stan Bobb, Chair of Community Development Corporation

Cree youth depart for Regina’s North American Indigenous Games

Almost 50 Cree athletes, coaches and staff travelled to Regina July 19 to for the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The Cree last participated in the games in 2008, when they took place in Cowichan, BC. This is the […]

An Inukshuk on Cape Hope Island

Behind the making of Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story

Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association’s (COTA) latest film, Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story, showcases the sustainability of life on Cape Hope (Nunaaluk), a James Bay island near Wemindji, while exploring the rich history of its former Inuk inhabitants. This 29-minute documentary, […]

Ouje Crees were forced to relocate their villages seven times over fifty years, with the last relocation occuring in 1970. Community members dispersed throughout their territory, establishing small encampments that consisted of makeshift dwellings, often just simple tent frames.

Oujé-Bougoumou finally obtains formal recognition

A decades-long struggle finally became reality May 16 when Canada’s Privy Council adopted the order to officially recognize the Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou as a Cree Act Band. “When we learned that all of the necessary steps had been completed […]

Hydro-Québec slashes maintenance budget for James Bay Highway

Hydro-Québec slashes maintenance budget for James Bay Highway

Already infamous for its rough driving conditions, the James Bay Highway could present travellers with increasingly treacherous conditions in 2015 following a budgeting decision by Hydro-Québec. The Société de développement de la Baie-James (SDBJ), the government entity responsible for the […]