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Past Episodes: May 2011 Archives

Mistissini volunteers raise cash to fight cancer

The third annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society took place in Chibougamau on May 27 and 28th. This year there were three teams from Mistissini, including nurses, public health workers and teachers. They walked for 12 hours, all through the night. Annie Blacksmith, president of the Mistissini Native Women's Association, was there as an observer and spoke with Betsy Longchap about her impressions. 
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Crees and Quebec sign governance agreement

charest-coon-come-entente_8.jpgGrand Chief Matthew Coon Come and Quebec Premier Jean Charest signed a Framework Agreement in Principle on May 27th, paving the way to Cree governance. Chiefs, former grand chiefs and heads of Cree entities came together for the event. Quebec's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Geoff Kelley says this means a new way of managing the territory.

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Another signature on another agreement. But what does this mean for the Crees? Melissa Natachequan spoke with the Cree Regional Authority's Executive Director Bill Namagoose who was at the signing ceremony.

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Joshua Iserhoff of Mistissini performed a song during the signing ceremony in Quebec City.

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Keeping safe on spring ice

At this time of year travelling across the ice can be very dangerous. Many Crees are still out hunting for goose break. Recently, we heard some sad news that two hunters lost their lives on the ice. Roderick Rabbitskin spoke with Elder Clifford Bearskin from Chisasibi to hear how we can stay safe while out hunting.
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