James Bay

Remembering Moose Cree First Nation Elder Jack Wynne

June 18, 2017 | 8:06 pm

A few months ago, a respected Moose Cree First Nation Elder passed away. Jack Wynne lived to be 92 years old, and was the last living World War II Veteran from the James Bay region of Northern Ontario. Jack’s last days at home in Moose Factory were spent surrounded by the love and comfort of his family,…

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Connecting With Youth Through Music

June 9, 2016 | 3:57 pm

This week was a very busy time for me, trying to juggle work demands while assisting ArtsCan Circle during their visit to Attawapiskat. I heard about ArtsCan last winter and the good work they did in Fort Albany. They had fiddlers, record producers, photographers, and other artists working with youth, and it was really moving to see…

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Spring Goose Hunt

May 2, 2016 | 10:51 am

The spring goose hunt this year was not a very fruitful one. Elders say it’s because of the limited amount of snow, which makes for poor spring hunting – in James Bay, anyway. Weather has been wonky too. Most of this winter was mild and I don’t recall one snowstorm at all. I guess you can’t…

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Midnight Shine Signs To United Talent Agency

February 1, 2016 | 1:57 pm

Midnight Shine are pleased to announce they’ll be working with agent Ralph James and United Talent Agency out of Toronto to help put their music on the map. Hailing from the James Bay region, Midnight Shine is turning heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. When Ralph James first heard…

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Winter In James Bay

December 18, 2015 | 1:49 pm

Winter is here. I always welcome winter because it’s my favourite season. Winter means exploring the vast James Bay and Hudson Bay landscape, which is an amazing experience full of special moments. Life is both slow and tough for us up here, and I like it that way because it gives us time to take in…

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