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Wabun Youth Gathering All About Hope

Life for a young person today is a challenge. They live in such a fast paced world where much is expected of them...

We Need To Be More Responsible In Harvesting Wildlife On The Land

We somehow still believe that there is a lot of wildlife on this planet...

There is no such thing as a bad movie

Most of my non-Native friends find it funny that I can sit through a really bad movie. The fact is that for the first 15 years of my life all I got to see were mostly bad movies. The luxury of having access to new Hollywood blockbusters and quality movies didn’t happen for me until I was in my late teens.

Nomadic Natives on the road

I recall as a teenager being eager to head south from my home in Attawapiskat to visit cities that were hosting summer events...

A generation gone

There was an odd feeling when I arrived in Moosonee this spring for the goose hunt.

The Thing That Flies

I recall my early infatuation with “kah-mee-nah-mee-kok,” literary translated from Cree as “the thing that flies” or in modern English as “airplanes.”

Everyone loves a party.

The food, the music, the dancing, the chance that you will be charged for a crime committed by someone else… yes, Canada’s criminal law has its own definition of what (or who) counts as a party, which may or may not be your idea of a good time.

Beyond the Books

To be honest, Your Honour, I’m a bit of a daydreamer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Mammograms and Breast Lumps?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout this month we raise awareness about breast health, breast cancer and encourage women to go for their breast screening mammogram.

Life Just Got Better For The Children Of Attawapiskat

Congratulations to everyone in Attawapiskat who fought so hard over many years to lobby for the construction of a new public school.

Meditation By Tractor

I have been thinking lately of buying a tractor.

To my Eabametoong Brothers of Bushtown

To the northeast of Thunder Bay, somewhere between here and the shores of Hudson Bay, lies a quiet, desolate, yet majestic and scenic piece of land.

Contemplating the missing, murdered sisters

I was at the opening of Walking with Our Sisters exhibit here in Thunder Bay.

Getting Ready For Winter

The forest surrounding the lake and near my cottage is dense with pine, birch and poplar trees, all kinds of brush, blueberry plants, mushrooms and plentiful wildlife.