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Past Episodes: December 2010 Archives

Current and former Cree leaders open Embassy

A new embassy for the Crees of Eeyou Istchee has opened in Quebec City. The official grand opening took place on December 3rd, along with celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Grand Council of the Crees. Quebec Premier Jean Charest, Parti Québecois leader Pauline Marois, past and present Cree leaders, Inuit and Innu leaders were also present at this event. Vincent Georgekish was there to cover the story and he spoke with three men who have contributed in different ways to the opening of the Embassy.

embassy3.JPGRobert Kanatewat is one of the original signatories of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975. He shared this comments on the opening of the Embassy, as well as his thoughts on the passing of fellow signatory Smally Petawabano on December 3rd.

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Former Grand Chief Matthew Mukash also reflected on the opening of the Cree Embassy in Quebec City. 

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Cree Regional Authority/Grand Council Executive Director Bill Namagoose was also there, and shared his comments with Vincent Georgekish.

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To listen to Vincent Georgekish's interview with Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come at the opening of the Cree Embassy in Quebec City, please see our Winschgaoug program website.

Cree criticizes suicide prevention conference

The annual Dialogue for Life conference wrapped up last week in Montreal. Crees, Innu, Metis, Inuit and other Aboriginal peoples from all over Canada and Quebec participated. But not everyone feels they used their time wisely. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Larry House from Chisasibi to hear how he feels about having this type of conference in the big city.
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SQ investigating Chisasibi police custody death

A 49-year-old man died in the Chisasibi jail on November 18th. Whenever someone dies in police custody, the province launches an independent investigation. The Sûreté du Québec police are now investigating the Chisasibi police. Roderick Rabbitskin spoke with regional Cree police director Reggie Bobbish to find out more about the investigation.
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