Aug 13, 2012 | 14:58Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Crees give $58K for Wesley Prankard's playgrounds Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Crees give $58K for Wesley Prankard's playgrounds Aug 13, 2012 | 14:58Cree band councils and entities have dug into their budgets to help a non-Aboriginal kid from southern Ontario build playgrounds in Ontario Cree communities. At the annual general assembly in Waskaganish, 13-year-old Wesley Prankard told the story of how he's been trying to help the people of Attawapiskat. Quebec Crees responded by pitching in $58,000. Listen here to excerpts from Wesley Prankard's presentation, followed by comments from Matthew Happyjack of Air Creebec about how he's helping with Prankard's project.
Aug 14, 2012 | 14:19Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Plans change for Washaw Sibi community Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Plans change for Washaw Sibi community Aug 14, 2012 | 14:19Under new leadership, plans to build a new community for the people of Washaw Sibi have changed. Pauline Trapper Hester was elected last year and is now moving forward with the work started by former Chief Billy Katapatuk Sr. Roderick Rabbitskin had a chance to speak with Chief Trapper at the Crees' annual general assembly in Waskaganish.
Aug 20, 2012 | 12:36Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Cree Nation All Star team in 6 Nations Challenge Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Cree Nation All Star team in 6 Nations Challenge Aug 20, 2012 | 12:36Aboriginal football players from Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec are in Ottawa until August 26th for the third annual 6 Nations Challenge. The goal of the tournament is to help develop First Nations players. It is organised by the Ontario Football Alliance, as well as the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) and Football Canada. Eyou Istchee is sending an All-Star team to take part. Joshua Loon spoke with Roy Neacappo, director of recreation department in Chisasibi, to find out more.
Aug 21, 2012 | 11:08Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) New Mistissini Clinic nearing completion despite setbacks Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) New Mistissini Clinic nearing completion despite setbacks Aug 21, 2012 | 11:08The Cree Board of Health says the new clinic in Mistissini should be open for patients by November. The completion of the clinic was delayed when mold started developing in the building before it was even finished. Roderick Rabbitskin sat down with Mabel Herodier, Executive Director of the Cree Board of Health, to get an update on the work.
Aug 23, 2012 | 7:53Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Serious motorcycle accident raises safety concerns Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Serious motorcycle accident raises safety concerns Aug 23, 2012 | 7:53A motorcycle accident in Chisasibi has raised some questions about road safety in the community. A young man in his 20's hit a hydro pole on August 17, 2012. He was immediately airlifted to Montreal for treatment, where he remains. Joshua Loon spoke with Archie Moar with the First Response Unit in Chisasibi.
The young man suffered serious injuries after hitting a hydro pole.
He was rushed to hospital in Montreal, were he is undergoing a series of operations.
I spoke with Archie Moar with first responders in Chisasibi to find out more and to talk about the issue of driving safely in the communities.
Aug 23, 2012 | 14:54Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Whapmagoostui goes to the polls Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Whapmagoostui goes to the polls Aug 23, 2012 | 14:54The people of Whapmagoostui First Nation are getting ready to head to the polls to elect their new Chief. The official election date is on the 28th of August. The canadidates for Chief are Stanley George and Losty Mamianskum. Vincent Georgekish interviewed them both.
Sep 10, 2012 | 12:02Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) "David's Journey" arrives home Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) "David's Journey" arrives home Sep 10, 2012 | 12:02Cancer survivor David Coonishish recently ended his latest journey, rollerblading close to 5 thousand kilometres from Montreal through Eyou Istchee. The goal of "David's Journey" was to raise money to support families of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. A group of people were waiting at Espresso Hotel in Montreal, where many Cree Patient's stay, to welcome him home. Joshua Loon was amoung them.
Sep 26, 2012 | 11:18Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) New Cree Health Board Chairperson Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) New Cree Health Board Chairperson Sep 26, 2012 | 11:18The Cree Health Board has a new Chairperson. Bella M. Petawabano has been declared the winner with almost 70% of the votes in yesterday's election. She was running against Roderick Pachano from Chisasbi.
My Colleague Melissa Natachequan spoke with her this morning on Winschgaoug
Sep 26, 2012 | 11:24Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Cree Nation buys into Val d'Or Foreurs hockey club Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Cree Nation buys into Val d'Or Foreurs hockey club Sep 26, 2012 | 11:24A Cree Nation owned company has bought shares in the Val d'Or foreurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The team went on sale this past summer. The Cree nation decided to buy part of it, but how will this benefit the Cree nation? Joshua Loon spoke with Deputy Grand Chief Ashley Iserhoff to find out more.
Oct 4, 2012 | 8:49Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Mistissini mini-hospital to benefit region Audio
Eyou Dipajimoon (Cree) Mistissini mini-hospital to benefit region Oct 4, 2012 | 8:49The executive director of the CBHSSJB says that the new mini hospital in Mistissini will benefit the surrounding communities. Maybel Herodier says residents from Ouje Bougoumou, Waswasnipi and Nemaska will also have access to new hemodialysis machines. The new mini hospital has eight hemodialysis machines, four of which will be in operation at any given time. Roderick Rabbitskin spoke with the executive director of the CBHSSJB, Maybel Herodier, to find out what is left to be done.