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Past Episodes: January 2012 Archives

The place of the otter in Eeyou Istchee

Otter was one of the most popular animals among the Cree in the past.
Because of their high quality pelts, otter fur was one of the most valued. The elders also used to eat the otter too and it said that this animal's blood could cure a skin rash. Samuel Bosum of Oujé-Bougoumou talks about the otter.

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History of Nemaska project

Many of our Cree communities are now not in their original location. Most of our communities were moved because of developement. Not all that long ago, Wemindji celebrated 50 years at it's current location. Some other communities are not that old. Nemaska will be turning 35 this year. Cindy Coonishish is working on a project for that community. Melissa Natachequan spoke with her about it.

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If you have pictures or stories you want to share about the people of Nemaska, you can contact her at the band office at 819-673-2512.

Abraham Rupert resigns as Chief of Chisasibi

Chief Abraham Rupert has officially resigned as Chief of Chisasibi.
Rupert suffered a heart attack back in 2010, right after he was elected Chief. Melissa Natachequan spoke to him about his decision.

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