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Artist Shane Perley-Dutcher weaves the strands of modern Indigenous identity

Artist Shane Perley-Dutcher weaves the strands of modern Indigenous identity

Shane Perley-Dutcher weaves things together. As a Maliseet man who grew up largely off the Nekootkook (Tobique) First Nation to which he belongs, Perley-Dutcher has woven strands of his ancestral identity with experiences of present-day Maliseet culture, as well as […]

Anti-corruption legislation for mining industry raises ire of First Nations

A recently adopted federal law is causing alarm with First Nations who benefit from mining activity on their traditional lands. The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act received royal assent December 2014. It will force Canadian mining companies to disclose payments […]

Romeo Saganash wants to mobilize the Aboriginal vote for federal election

Romeo Saganash wants to mobilize the Aboriginal vote for federal election

MP Romeo Saganash marked the unofficial launch of his re-election campaign with a cocktail party and fundraiser July 6 in the Old Port of Montreal. Joined by New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair, Saganash said he intends to mobilize First […]

A Cree-language compilation encourages Indigenous language learning

There’s a lot of tradition in the Cree-language album Nehiyaw Nikamonak: Oyoyowin ohci Nanaskomowin (Cree Songs: Howls from Gratitude), produced by the Northwest Territories Cree Language Program and the NWT Métis Nation. But Kyle Napier, who manages the Cree Language […]

Howie Miller

Cree comedian Howie Miller uses humour to laugh at racism

Howie Miller possesses a devastating, lighting-quick wit. And he uses it to tremendous effect – to explore, expose and finally laugh at some of the racist stereotypes many Canadians associate with First Nations people. Take for example the opening joke […]

Where did Aboriginal Affairs put that missing $1-billion?

News that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) failed to spend $1-billion budgeted for First Nations services over the last five years didn’t catch Quebec’s Indigenous organizations by surprise. After all, barely more than two weeks before the news […]

Rookie officer and two civilians rescue Waskaganish family from fire

Assisted by two local residents, an Eeyou-Eenou Police officer carried a mother and two children, aged 6 and 3, to safety from their burning house in Waskaganish May 25. Officer Bruce Wapachee was on his routine morning patrol when he […]

Eeyou Istchee women’s shelter projects mired in red tape

The proposal to create two shelters for women and children fleeing domestic violence dominated Grand Council meetings in Wemindji in late May as Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come blamed Quebec for construction delays. Coon Come said the shelters are a […]

Report says inadequate Kashechewan dike puts community at risk

For many Crees, the spring thaw is associated with warmer weather and the pleasures of goose break. For the residents of Kashechewan First Nation however, the change of season is a time of destructive flooding and a grim annual evacuation. […]

Keep those tiny teeth shining for a brighter future

As April is oral health month on the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay’s calendar, Cree children in all nine communities have been asked to “drop the pop,” for their health and for their teeth. Why […]