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Past Episodes: October 2010 Archives

CSB Chair responds to CLIP concerns

Over the past few days we've been bringing you some opinions on the Cree Language of Instruction Program. Those interviews were recorded at a meeting in Amos earlier this summer. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Gordon Blackned, Chairman of the Cree School Board, to hear his response to those concerns.

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Controversy builds over possible CLIP changes

The Cree language is something our elders say needs to be used as much as possible to keep it going in future generations. The Cree School Board introduced the Cree Language of Instruction program to make that possible. The plan was to educate children from Pre-K to Grade 4 in Cree only. Now some people think the children should learn English as well. The issue came up at an education meeting in Amos this summer. Our contributor Johnny Cooper spoke with some delegates at that meeting to hear their opinions.

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Young woman kills first moose... and second.

Moose hunting season is winding down in Eeyou Istchee, and it seems that it's been a pretty successful hunt for most. Many were bringing down a moose as they always do and some of this year's hunters were bringing down their first. That's the case for Sherrilynne Linklater in Wemindji. Melissa Natachequan spoke with her about her hunting experience.

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