Category: In Brief

-New health bill is a concern for Eeyou Istchee

The Cree Health Board has received assurances from high-placed Quebec elected officials that a controversial bill will not result in an exodus of doctors from Eeyou Istchee. Bill 20 is a province-wide healthcare reform bill that sets quotas on the […]

-Conservatives claim grievances settled

According to a new report, In Bad Faith: Justice at Last and Canada’s Failure to Resolve Specific Land Claims, the federal Aboriginal Affairs department has used “misleading” and “false” statements to claim success in dealing with historical grievances known as […]

-Stornoway snubs Crees at Conference

Despite a glowing presentation from Stornoway Diamonds of their diamond-mine project at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, Cree attending the conference were not pleased. Stornoway’s presentation failed to make any mention of the […]

-Ontario invests to protect woodland caribou

Ontario has produced a comprehensive report that tracks and monitors woodland caribou in the province. The Woodland Caribou Resource report shows how the animal is using its landscape and what factors are affecting its population. The report is part of […]

-Court rules against feds on waterway protection

A Federal Court justice has ruled the Conservative government failed to properly consult with an Alberta Cree Nation before passing a controversial 2012 omnibus bill that eliminated federal environmental protection over almost all of Canada’s lakes and rivers. Justice Roger […]

Stoking the Ring of Fire

Webequie Chief Cornelius Wabasse recently voiced his opinion on how he feels economic development in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire can be achieved, citing “the road that leads to respect and recognition for Webequie and our Indigenous neighbours, ….our laws, […]

Federal law handicaps Barrière Lake

The Algonquin community of Barrière Lake is voicing its frustration with the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, saying the federal government and its appointed third-party financial overseer is withholding information that is necessary to complete documentation required by the new […]

Northern Lights Team

C.R.E.E. Hockey and Broomball Tournament in Val-d’Or

The 34th annual Cree Regional Events and Entertainment (C.R.E.E.) Senior Hockey and Broomball tournament took place December 4-7 at the Centre Air Creebec in Val-d’Or. Featuring teams from Ontario, Quebec and one all the way from Nunavut, men and women […]

Susaannah Kawapit

Susannah’s Journey

A Cree family from Whapmagoostui is raising funds to attend a Florida conference for families impacted by a rare genetic disorder. Their 12-year-old Susannah was diagnosed with Sotos syndrome shortly after her birth. The condition causes children to grow rapidly […]

Courageous broadcaster passes away

Courageous broadcaster passes away

Eeyou Istchee has lost one of its most prominent broadcasters. Roderick Rabbitskin passed away from heart failure on December 1 in Mistissini. For years Rabbitskin was a constant presence in many people’s lives as the sensitive man discussing the issues […]