Category: In Brief

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 […]

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 […]

Chisasibi Career Fair

Chisasibi hosted the 7th Annual Cree Human Resources Development Regional Career Fair Oct. 21-22 to promote job possibilities, provide one-on-one meetings between employers and potential employees and to help cut down on a sense of isolation job seekers may feel. […]

Chisasibi fisher succumbs to hypothermia

A Chisasibi man perished in a boating accident while fishing on Wastawawmakw Lake September 24. Johnny Menarick was fishing with James Hill near kilometre 20 beach when an evening storm caught the men in rough waters. Their canoes capsized on […]

Conflict over moose organs

The Abitibi-Témiscamingue health agency recommended earlier this month that people refrain from eating moose organs, including the kidneys and liver. They claim that organ samples collected last fall had abnormally high cadmium content. Cadmium is a toxic metal that can accumulate in […]

Crees launch anti-uranium campaign

The Cree Nation Government reaffirmed its opposition to uranium development with the launch of #standagainsturanium October 7. The digital campaign is anchored by a website, “This is another step in our campaign to ensure that our voices are heard […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: First, thank you for publishing our family’s earlier “Letter to the Editor” on The Nation’s webpage on August 4, in which we presented our proposal for a resolution concerning section 3.2.7 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec […]

Kepa crash

Kepa crash

A Kepa Transport truck heading southbound on the Laurentien Autoroute slammed into the pillar of an overpass early Monday morning on September 8 just outside of Saint-Jérôme. The driver reportedly suffered slight injuries. The truck, carrying particleboard, was traveling from […]

New school opens in Attawapiskat

Attawapiskat elementary school students will attend a modern, brick-and-mortar school this year – something they haven’t done for more than a decade. The new Kattawapiskak Elementary School will include 16 regular classrooms, five nursery and kindergarten classrooms, and three special-needs […]

Mistissini Derby Results

Anglers from across the province were shoving off on Lake Mistissini August 22-24 for the community’s 17th Annual Fishing Derby. The three-day event drew in over 325 participants from the Cree Nation and elsewhere. The top prize, a brand new […]