CBC North - Photo By Lena Autut

with Betsy Longchap

Decline in graduation rates due to changing society - Roger Orr

grad rates 2013.jpgThe Cree School Board's Annual Report shows there is a 5% decrease in high school graduation rates compared with last year. This got Roger Orr thinking about how our education and society have changed since the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. 

The art of paddle-making with Abraham Cox

Abraham Cox in Workshop.JPGAbraham Cox grew up on the land, and has learned over the years the art of paddle making. He talked to our colleague Chris Herodier, while he was in the process of making a canoe paddle. Listen to the intervie

Cree - Chinese plan to build green energy project in Whapmagoostui

wdr-620-wind-turbine-ap007224571-credit-rick-bowmer.jpgRecently, representatives from Nimschu Iskudow Inc. travelled to China as part of a provinical trade delegation. They met with two Chinese companies in Beijing to formalize a plan to build a wind power and biomass plant in Whapmagoostui. Sam W. Gull was part of that delegation and he spoke with Christopher Herodier from Beijing. Listen to the interview

Aanischaaukamikw Artifacts, with Gaston Cooper

Some of you may have had the chance to visit the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Ouje-Bougoumou... But for those who have not, we're going to bring some of their most prized artifacts to you, on the radio. Communications officer Gaston Cooper guides us through.

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Part 1 : Women's Beaded Hood. (Photo: Paula Menarick with her replica) Click here to listen to the audio

Part 2 : 100-year-old toboggan (Photo: Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute) Click here to listen to the audio.

Part 3: They Odeyak (seen here arriving in New York, 1990). Click here to listen to the audio.

Language Keepers - Elsie Duff

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Elsie Duff was one of first Cree Language teachers with the Cree School Board. Though retired, she continues to work tirelessly to conserve our language, working with many organizations translating or teaching Cree. Terrence Duff spoke to her for our Language Keepers series. Listen to the interview

Language Keepers - Ruth Salt

Ruth Salt is a retiree from Cree School Board, She was a Education Consultant in the Cree Programs and has worked tirelessly to preserve the Cree Language. Listen to her interview with Terrence Duff here

The Language Keepers - Edith Jolly Matoush

syllabics.gifThe Language Keepers is a special series hightlighting efforts to preserve and strenghten the Cree language.  Edith Jolly Matoush of Nemaska is a Cree Language Teacher at Luke Mettaweskum Memorial School in her community. This is her 29th year teaching the language. Betsy Longchap spoke with her about the importance of perserving the Cree Language. Listen here.

Abel Bosum : Finding My Father

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Abel Bosum of Oujé-Bougoumou grew up not knowing who his biological father was. At the age of 53, he found his father and his emotions brought him back to when he was a kid. Terrence Duff spoke with Abel Bosum about this important event in his life. 

In the first part of their conversation, he asked Abel if he had ever heard of his father when he was growing up. 

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In the second part, Abel talks about his first meeting with his biological father and how he dealth with his death a few years later.
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Nunaaluk tells story of Cape Hope Islands Inuit

In the 1930s, a small group of Inuit settled on the Cape Hope Islands on James Bay. They moved there because they wanted to get closer to the trading post in Wemindji. Now there's a film that tells their story, ca;e;d Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story. Watch the trailer here
This film is coming soon to your community. Terrence Duff spoke with Dorothy Stewart, Product Development Officer for Cree Outfitters and Tourism Association to find out more about the film project. 

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The bugs are coming on Kaashkopshkaasheewiiyou Eyou!


Bug season is on its way! As the weather warms up it will soon be time to protect ourselves from the insects that come out to play. That is the topic for this week's Kaashkopshkaasheewiiyou Eyou! with Fred Tomatuk.

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