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Past Episodes: February 2015 Archives

Crees helping their northern neighbours

10968444_10152879927078612_4091231980809533220_n.jpgThe cost of food in the north is very high. In Nunavut, a recent survey showed that 7 of every 10 households don't have access to enough food. Some Crees are trying to help them. Jacqueline Paddy from Mistissini is fundraising to send food baskets to Inuit in Nunavut. Christopher Herodier spoke with Jacqueline Paddy. (Photo: Inuit elder in Nunavut receiving food shipment from the south)

Matthew Coon Come clarifies Cree position on forestry conflicts

matthew.jpegThe Cree Nation government says it will now participate in a mediation process in a conflict with Resolute Forest Products. The Quebec Government has named Lucien Bouchard as the mediator. It's an attempt to resolve a dispute between Crees and the company over its forestry practices in the Saguenay-Lac St. Jean region. Originally the Crees said they were never consulted and would not participate in the process. But now the Cree government has changed its mind. 
Christopher Herodier spoke with Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come for clarification.