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Midwifery re-affirmed in Attawapiskat

Midwifery re-affirmed in Attawapiskat

Traditional midwifery is alive and well in Attawapiskat after a decades-long struggle, albeit not without some growing pains. As a result of a critical meeting in Moose Factory on March 19, restrictions were released and a new acceptance and support […]

Spring pirates

It’s 1987 during the first days of spring. I am out with my friends for a Sunday afternoon of running around the community. There is no internet to keep us at home and no video games to keep us occupied. […]

The band Midnight Shine poses for photos outside of Coalition Music in Toronto on Wednesday, May 04, 2016. The band is compromised of musicians from Northern Ontario First Nations Communities, left to right, bassist Stan Louttit from Moose Factory, lead guitar Zach Tomatuk from Moose Factory, lead singer Adrian Sutherland from Attawapiskat, and drummer George Gillies from Fort Albany.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cree artists climbing up the charts

As all of Eeyou Istchee prepares for a productive Goose Break, Adrian Sutherland and the guys from Midnight Shine are packing their gear for a different rite of passage. This marks the second year in a row for the band […]

Remembering Uncle George

It seems like every time I head out on a vacation for the past few years I get tragic news. Recently, as I was leaving the country, I heard that my Uncle George had passed away. This made me very […]

Sick and tired of our health system

Today was the first day of spring and up north we are happy that the end of very cold weather has finally arrived. It has been a strange winter with very cold spells and temperatures of -30º Celsius while also […]

Warming up to the future

As I write, today is one of those really dangerous times to travel on the road in northern Ontario. The weather is causing great problems all along Highway 11 from North Bay to Thunder Bay with freezing rain being reported […]

Neemis Jackie

I don’t get the chance to visit with my family often these days. We are all live far apart and lead busy lives. We talk on the phone but it is not the same as being able to sit with […]

De Beers held to account on failure to report mercury levels

De Beers held to account on failure to report mercury levels

When the people elected to uphold the law don’t fulfill their obligations, at least citizens have an alternative. This is the case with a private prosecution that the Wildlands League has filed against De Beers Canada Inc. Assisted by lawyers […]

Mooshoom’s snow scoop

I enjoy carpentry, woodworking and construction. I like building things, renovating my home and learning how to use new tools. I like to think that I have a knack for figuring out building or construction problems on my own. It […]

Where’s the tea?

As a boy living in Attawapiskat, there were some things that were constant in my life. My mom Susan and dad Marius always made sure myself and my siblings had a roof over our head and food to eat. Back […]