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Past Episodes: February 2013 Archives

Grand Chief keynote speaker at large treaty conference

Those taking part in a national land claims conference are hoping to make the federal government more accountable for treaty implementation. The "Keeping the Promise" Conference brought together more than 300 First Nations and Inuit leaders, government representatives, academics, industry people and others from February 26 to March 1 in Gatineau. They hope to lay the foundation for a modern treaty implementation policy and create an annual "report card" to evaluate how well the government is doing with regard to treaty implementation. As the nation that signed the first modern treaty back in the 1970's, Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come is one of the keynote speakers at the event. Joshua Loon spoke with him.


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Nishiyuu walkers reach James Bay Highway

Nishiyuu will soon be arriving at several different stops along the James Bay Highway. The walkers are coming into Waswanipi Cree tallymen's territory. The Journey started in January, they now have close to 60 people joining the walk. Sydney Ottereyes of Waswanipi is in charge of welcoming them once they reach Cree territory.
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Whapmagoostui feeling the loss of elder Sandy Masty

Elders are the holders of the Eeyou Knowledge. Sadly, we cannot keep them with us forever. Last week, elder Sandy Masty from the community of Whapmagoostui passed away, leaving the whole community feeling his loss. Melissa Natachequan spoke with his daughter Rebecca Kawapit about him.

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