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Past Episodes: January 2014 Archives

Gookum Wabano turns 110

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The eldest survivor of residential school celebrated her 110th birthday this week in Moosonee, Ontario. About 200 people spanning five generations of the Wabano family gathered at the Moosonee arena to sing a Cree version of Happy Birthday to Marguerite Kioke Wabano, or Gookum Wabano, on January 28, 2014.  Christopher Herodier spoke with her granddaughter, Joyce Spence Wabano. (Photo: Virginia Wabano)
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Leaders celebrate inauguration of Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government

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After years of negotiation, the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government has officially replaced the Municipalit√© de la Baie James. Cree leaders, Quebec government officials and others gathered in Waskaganish on January 21st, 2014, to inaugurate the new government. Its council will consist of 11 Crees and 11 Jamesiens, who will manage Category 3 lands together. 










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Matthew Coon Come speech:
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Chris Herodier speaks with Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come about what new government means: 
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Robert Kanatewat signed the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement back in 1975:
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MP Romeo Saganash:
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Youth Grand Chief Joshua Iserhoff : 
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Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark: 
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Lawyer Jean Paul Murdoch: 
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Negotiator Abel Bosum:
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Former Grand Chief Matthew Mukash:
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Waskaganish Chief Gordon Blackned:
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Advice on H1N1 from Cree Public Health

The H1N1 flu is back. By early January, 15 canadians had died of the virus and cases were showing up in Quebec. Gerald Salt spoke with Paul Linton, assistant director of Public Health for Chishaayiyuu Miyupimaatisiiuun in Mistissini, to find out how it was affecting Eeyou Istchee. 

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