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Past Episodes: October 2011 Archives

Cree carver Gordon Hester on Artist Profile

As the days go by we meet new men, men that have talents that we never knew they had. Just recently a young man came to our studio to talk about his talent. This young man is a carver and he is really good at making things out of animal antlers and bones. Recently on artist profile Roderick Rabbitskin interviewed Gordon Hester, a Cree carver from Waskaganish. 

 

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Mining boom in Eyou Istchee

Mining is becoming a huge business in Eeyou Istchee. One third of the projects earmarked under the Plan Nord are planned for Cree territory. Mining companies have found many spots throughout Eeyou Istchee that could be potential mines. Near Mistissini at the moment, two potential mines are in progress. In Wemindji, the Eleanore mine is already running. George Gunner of Mistissini, is working to recruit people to get training to work in the mining sector. Betsy Longchap spoke with him to find out more.

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New mining project in Waswanipi

A new mining project is in the works in the Abitibi, near the community of Waswanipi. A partnership between the mining company GeoMega, the Grand council and the Cree nation of Waswanipi was signed in Montreal recently. It is what's called a pre-development agreement for the Montviel Rare Earths Project. Roderick Rabbitskin spoke to Waswanipi chief Paul Gull.

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