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Past Episodes: March 2011 Archives

Cree police force comes into effect April 1st

After years of planning and preparing, it's finally happening. The Eeyou/Eenou Police is celebrating its official launch on April 1st. On March 31st, Reggie Bobbish is being sworn in by Grand Chief Mattew Coon-come in Nemaska as the new Police Director. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Reggie Bobbish about the new Eeyou/Eenou Police force.
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CerAmony wins Juno for Aboriginal Album

ceramony.jpgThey were up against some of the best-known Aboriginal bands in Canada, many of whom have several albums behind them and have already won national music awards. But despite those odds, CerAmony won the Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year. Matthew A. Iserhoff and Pakesso Mukash of Eeyou Istchee were in Toronto for the Juno gala and that's where Vincent Georgekish reached them just after their win.
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Crees keep close eye on Nunavik gov't plans

As we know the Cree Nation Governance Working Group has been touring the communities to talk about how to set up a new governing structure for the Crees of Eeyou Istchee. The Inuit of Nunavik are going through a similar process, but they're a few steps ahead of the Crees. They already have a draft plan for their Nunavik Regional Government. In recent weeks the negotiators have been touring Inuit communities to explain what's in the plans. The people will vote in a referendum whether to accept the plan at the end of April. Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come is keeping an eye on these developments in Nunavik and he spoke with Roderick Rabbitskin about what Crees can learn from the NRG process.

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