The year’s first Goose Break has long been an essential aspect of culture in Eeyou Istchee as a celebration of spring’s arrival and an opportunity to practice traditional skills fundamental to Cree values.
As the Quebec government implements a plan to reopen elementary schools and daycare centres in the coming weeks, the Cree School Board announced April 23 that its schools will remain closed until at least the fall.
Buckley Longchap can replicate any camp he sees in the bush. He provides a modest living for his two young daughters by creating intricate miniature versions of Cree life using only readily available materials.
Sunlight streamed through the gymnasium’s high windows during the inauguration of Mistissini’s Youth Healing Services Centre March 6, signalling a new era of compassionate treatment and rehabilitation in Eeyou Istchee.