Mar 1, 2013 | 5:54Winschgaoug Nishiyuu journey grows into spiritual journey (English) Audio
Winschgaoug Nishiyuu journey grows into spiritual journey (English) Mar 1, 2013 | 5:54Every day, the young people on the Journey of Nishiyuu are taking steps towards Ottawa. Since mid-January, a growing group of Cree youth has been walking in support of Idle No More. The original idea was to deepen their links to the culture and the environment. But as Melissa Natachequan found out, the walk is inspiring and healing many along the way.
Nov 27, 2013 | 3:06Winschgaoug Tallyman on Whabouchi Lithium Mine Audio
Winschgaoug Tallyman on Whabouchi Lithium Mine Nov 27, 2013 | 3:06Whenever there is development in Eeyou Istchee, some of the people most immediately affected are the Tallymen. Abel Wapachee is one of the Tallymen who is close to the proposed Lithium Mine near Nemaska.
Christopher Herodier spoke with him.
Feb 28, 2013 | 6:40Winschgaoug Mistissini council responds to petition Audio
Winschgaoug Mistissini council responds to petition Feb 28, 2013 | 6:40The Community Wellness Department of Mistissini wants the Band Council to create full-time jobs for cell guards at their local police station. Jane Blacksmith is the director of community wellness. She says a revision of how people are detained at the police station is needed to keep everyone safe. The Mistissini band council discussed the petition on February 26 and decided to move forward with the suggestion. Joshua Loon spoke with Deputy Chief John S. Matoush.
Mar 7, 2013 | 7:35Winschgaoug Survivors' tears burned in sacred fire Audio
Winschgaoug Survivors' tears burned in sacred fire Mar 7, 2013 | 7:35Many tears were shed as former students, parents and others shared their stories at the First Cree Conference on Residential Schools in Val d'Or, March 5 to 7th. The tissues used to wipe away the tears were carefully collected in baskets to be burned in a fire. Ernie Herodier from Chisasbi is not a residential school survivor but was at the conference to provide moral support. In this interview with Melissa Natachequan, he explains that the tears signify a cleansing process for past hurts and pain.
May 2, 2013 | 5:49Winschgaoug Emily Cowboy Audio
Winschgaoug Emily Cowboy May 2, 2013 | 5:49Emily Cowboy of Waskaganish looks forward to her trip to Alfred, Ontario, each year. She and her two sons have been hunting in the fields and farmlands in the area. Betsy Longchap spoke with her at the Rouleau Hotel in Alfred about all the work involved.
Oct 3, 2013 | 6:17Winschgaoug Mistissini unveils plans for new youth centre Audio
Winschgaoug Mistissini unveils plans for new youth centre Oct 3, 2013 | 6:17The Mistissini Youth Council and the Band Council recently announced that a new youth centre would be built for 4.3 million dollars. Construction will start next spring. Carla Edwards spoke with Mistissini Youth Chief Shawn Iserhoff to get the details.
Nov 5, 2012 | 5:10Winschgaoug Search for missing Waskaganish man continues Audio
Winschgaoug Search for missing Waskaganish man continues Nov 5, 2012 | 5:10The search for a Waskaganish hunter will continue until the freezeover. George Moar went Moose hunting in late October and then went missing. Communities members and the SQ have been involved in a search. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Waskaganish spokesperson George Katapatuk to get an update.
Jan 21, 2013 | 6:59Winschgaoug Grandmother left alone but supports Journey Audio
Winschgaoug Grandmother left alone but supports Journey Jan 21, 2013 | 6:59Six men left Whapmagoostui on January 16th, heading through the bush on a 1500-km trek called the Journey of Nishiyuu. Five young men and their guide are headed to Ottawa in support of the Idle no More movement and also to show that the youth of Eeyou Istchee still have a strong culture. Elder Anne Kawapit Snr has two grandsons and two sons on this Journey. She spoke with Melissa Natachequan shortly after the departure.
Feb 5, 2013 | 7:56Winschgaoug Nishiyuu walkers now over 30 people Audio
Winschgaoug Nishiyuu walkers now over 30 people Feb 5, 2013 | 7:56The Journey of Nishiyuu is now over 30 people. The original group of 6 youth and 1 guide left Chisasibi on Monday, February 4th with 25 more people from Whapmagoostui and Chiasibi. Joshua Loon spoke with Gabriel Herodier to find out the latest.
Gabriel Herodier from Chisasibi, he is in charge with the arrival and departure in his hometown.
Herodier says the departure date was very busy day for us, they had a bit of delayed a bit but we manage.
Our Colleague Joshua Loon spoke to him about the yesterday's departure.
Feb 7, 2013 | 6:42Winschgaoug Upcoming TRC hearings give survivors a chance to share their stories Audio
Winschgaoug Upcoming TRC hearings give survivors a chance to share their stories Feb 7, 2013 | 6:42The Truth and Reconiliation Commission wrapped up public hearings in Val d'Or on February 6th. But there will be other TRC events in Northern Quebec where Crees are welcome to attend. Lily Gull Sutherland of Waswanipi helps inland Crees with the residential school process. She explained to Betsy Longchap why it is important for people to go, to speak and to listen.
Feb 15, 2013 | 6:52Winschgaoug Free legal advice for First Nations women Audio
Winschgaoug Free legal advice for First Nations women Feb 15, 2013 | 6:52Québec Native Women Inc. has begun offering a legal aid clinic for Aboriginal women. The first one is planned for Saturday, February 16th with another in the works for the Fall of 2013. Joshua Loon spoke with Virginia Wabano, President of Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association to find out more about the legal needs of Cree women.
Feb 21, 2013 | 9:28Winschgaoug Preparing for a long-distance trek Audio
Winschgaoug Preparing for a long-distance trek Feb 21, 2013 | 9:28Following the Nishiyuu Journey, we have heard a lot lately about how difficult it is to walk long distances especially during winter. Exercise and nutrition are key to succeeding at this type of journey. Wally Rabbitskin of Mistissini who has run many marathons spoke to Joshua Loon about preparing for such a physical challenge.