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Past Episodes: February 2011 Archives

Wemindji says "yes" to Goldcorp mine

The tallyman whose land will be the site of the gold mine near Wemindji says the mine will help his community members. The Cree Nation of Wemindji signed a collaboration agreement with Goldcorp on February 21st in Wemindji. Tallyman Michael Mayappo says the decision to say "yes" to the mining company to perform work in his territory wasn't hard. He spoke with Melissa Natachequan about the reasons behind his decision.

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Eleonore Headframe and hoist room (1).JPGWemindji Chief Rodney Mark and Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come signed the official agreement with representatives of the Goldcorp mining company, allowing Goldcorp to move forward with its Eleonore gold project. Vincent Georgekish covered the event and spoke with the Grand Chief. 

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Video of Camp Eleonore, taken by Vincent Georgekish on February 21st.

CHR's tips to support loved ones with diabetes

The number of people with diabetes in Eeyou Istchee continues to rise. According to the Cree Health Board,  there are now a total of 1910 Crees living with the disease. Recently a young man passed away in Mistissini due to complications related to his diabetes. We often hear of ways to prevent diabetes, but we thought it would be good to hear how to help our loved ones who have diabetes. Chisasibi Community Health Representative Rose Iserhoff explains.
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Historic Odeyak canoe returns to Eeyou Istchee

The canoe that brought worldwide attention to the Crees' struggle to save the Great Whale River from hydroelectric development in 1990 is finally coming back to Eeyou Istchee. After its remarkable journey from Whapmagoostui to New York, the Odeyak was housed in a canoe museum in Ontario. But now it returns to the north, to the new cultural institute in Ouje-Bougoumou. Vincent Georgekish spoke about the importance of the canoe with Dianne Reid, one of the organizers of the insitute.

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Whapmagoostui elder Andrew Natachequan remembers helping to build the Odeyak. Inuit and Cree collaborated to create the half-boat, half-kayak that would make its historic voyage to raise awareness of Cree rights. He shared his memories with Melissa Natachequan.

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