Archive for November, 2014

Reopening copper mine given green light

A mineral company that wants to look into reopening an old Eeyou Istchee copper mine has received a green light from both the Grand Council of the Crees and a neighbouring Cree community. The Grand Council and the Cree Nation […]

James Daschuk rewrites Canada’s uncomfortable Indigenous history

James Daschuk rewrites Canada’s uncomfortable Indigenous history

In the middle of the 19th century, the Plains Nations lived on an abundance of bison, which provided them with a seemingly endless source of quality meat and clothing. Their diet was high in protein and low in fat – […]

Why diabetics may want to re-evaluate their insulin use

Why diabetics may want to re-evaluate their insulin use

Insulin is one of the oldest treatments for diabetes, first hitting the market in the 1920s. It remains one of the most effective treatments for the disease, says Dr. David Dannenbaum of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services […]

Paul Dixon, Coordinator of the Waswanipi Local Fur Office of the CTA

Hunting camp burglaries are a growing problem

Last Thanksgiving Monday, Willie Ottereyes of Waswanipi enjoyed a feast at camp with his family before heading back to the community. Less than a week later, he wasn’t feeling so thankful – when he returned on the weekend he discovered […]

Fine tuning your casserole skills

Fine tuning your casserole skills

As life can be fast paced, particularly with a family, a tradition that some families still hold sacred is a special family dinner on Sunday night to reconnect with loved ones. With the cold weather settling in for the months […]

Mistissini death

Mistissini fisherman David Miamscum has passed away. Miamscum was reported missing on October 27, and was found by his son the following day. His body was recovered in the Bay Penicouane, his traditional hunting territory. It is believed that Miamscum […]

Lisa Petagumskum, Assistant Executive Director for the Miyupimaatisiiun Department of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB)

Construction of Cree Nation women’s shelters await confirmation

According to a CBC report, there is a plan to open two women’s shelters in Eeyou Istchee, but it appears unlikely they will open in February 2015 as initially scheduled. Cree Quebec Judicial Advisory Committee Chairperson Gerti Murdoch seemed annoyed […]

Lawrence Martin and Leland Bell

Goose Wings: The lost music of James Bay and beyond

Fresh out of high school back in the mid-1970s, Eastmain’s Lloyd Cheechoo was in Moose Factory playing drums and a bit of guitar in a band with his cousins. One day a fiddle player named Clarence Louttit asked him a […]

EEPF detachment in Whapmagoostui

Former EEPF officer found guilty of sexual assault, victim speaks out

A former lieutenant with the Eeyou Eenou Police Force, Joshua Kawapit, has been found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced earlier this month after a two-year trial concluded in August. His victim was Linda Masty, a fellow employee at the […]

Cree United Power

Green energy for Great Whale and Wemindji

Doing away with their old diesel power plant, the community of Whapmagoostui / Kuujjuarapik will become the first northern Native community with a renewable energy off-grid hybrid power plant. Fueled by wind and biomass with an integrated battery storage system, […]