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Be heard

This is our last opportunity to encourage you to participate in the Cree Nation Government elections in Eeyou Istchee before the first round of voting on July 12 (advance polls are on July 5). Not all people need that encouragement […]

June 19, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership to 29 recipients during a ceremony on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Rideau Hall.

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was in attendance, along with other dignitaries and special guests. Recipients were recognized with one of the following honours: the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), the Polar Medal, or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG

William MacLeod receives award from Governor General

The gathering at the ceremony in Ottawa’s Rideau Hall June 19 was a Who’s Who of Indigenous movers and shakers from across Canada. They included Inuit hockey player Jordin Tootoo, former Liberal MP Tina Keeper and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Hosted […]

Quebec announces five-year social and cultural funding plan for First Nations and Inuit

Quebec announces five-year social and cultural funding plan for First Nations and Inuit

The Quebec government revealed its plan to improve relations with Indigenous communities in the province last week, committing $147.3 million for more than 100 measures to enhance services, promote Indigenous cultures and languages, and to foster collaboration and research. The […]

Change and continuity

Every year the Nation enters stories we have published over the previous year in the Quebec Community Newspapers Association awards competition. Usually, it is the individual writers, photographers and designers who are honoured, but the awards we receive are all […]

Moses family runs 10k in Ottawa for diabetes

Moses family runs 10k in Ottawa for diabetes

Travelling long distances on foot is nothing new for the Cree. But the culture of running long-distance races for fun is still a recent phenomenon. As communities encourage health and wellness, more Crees are discovering that running is a natural […]

Of Woodstock and other festivals

We were young people with a mission – to inform the people of Fort George Island that beyond the waters of the great river there was a magical land comprised of world-renowned musicians. It started with the influx of Bobby […]

Constitutional closure

The Cree Governance and Constitution package finally received approval from the Waskaganish Band Council on May 24, almost two months after every other Cree community had assented to the groundbreaking agreement. It was almost too late to receive federal government […]

Political leadership

Politicians have a hard path to walk at times. Just mentioning the word politician carries a negative vibe. Many of us don’t see those in elected office as having integrity and accountability. However, they are necessary to any democracy as […]


Kayleigh Spencer represents Eeyou Istchee at Gathering of Nations’ Miss Indian World Pageant

It was a whirlwind week for Eeyou Istchee’s Kayleigh Spencer. The inaugural Miss Eeyou/Eenou competed for a chance at the title of Miss Indian World 2017, from April 25-29, at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spencer […]

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for Abel Bosum as he welcomes the crowd gathered in Oujé-Bougoumou to inaugurate the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute’s first traveling exhibition. “We’ve accomplished something here,” Bosum told the Nation. “It’s certainly a wonderful […]