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Past Episodes: February 2013 Archives

Grand Chief a keynote speaker at large treaty conference

Those taking part in a national land claims conference in Gatineau 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. 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 First Nation that signed the first modern treaty back in the 1970's, Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come was one of the keynote speakers at the event. Joshua Loon spoke with him.

 

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Gun safety: why it's a must for Crees wanting to hunt

Gun safety is important if we want to use guns properly in the territory and keep everyone out of harm's way. Passing a gun safety course is also the law. However, it's not always easy to convince Crees that the courses are something worthwhile. Jean Baptiste Loon, special project co-ordinator with the Cree Trappers Association. Joshua Loon spoke with him to find out more.

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David Kawapit explains his absence from Journey of Nishiyuu

The Journey of Nishiyuu walkers left the community of Wakaganish on February 21st on their way to Matagami. However, the group is missinig one of it's original 7. 18 year old David Kawapit is staying behind and going home for a bit. Melissa Natachequan spoke with him to find out why.

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