Documentary series that brings the stories of the James Bay Crees to life. In English, Maamuitaau means "Let's Get Together," which reflects the spirit of the show covering a broad range of subjects.

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Episodes Season 33

  • Lights! Camera! Passion! (Pt.1)

    Today, we will meet a very talented artist, Allison Coon Come from Mistissini, and we will show you one of her films entitled “Eddie." With that movie, Allison made the finals of a national contest called the “Short Film Face Off” which aired on the CBC.

  • Time to Vote

    The Federal Election will be held tomorrow. To help the Cree people of Eeyou Istchee with their choice, we meet the four main candidates of Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou. What are their priorities for the Cree and the other Aboriginal Nations of Canada? How will they help us solve the issues affecting our communities?

  • A Ghost Story

    In Cree tradition, storytelling has always been important. Sometimes the stories are frightening, but they always provide teachings and lessons. Five years ago in Chisasibi a story emerged that had the whole community talking.

  • Young and Sober

    Teenagers in Eeyou Istchee feel a lot of pressure to use drugs or drink alcohol: through movies or music, and from friends, or even relatives. Saying no to drugs and alcohol when people around you are using them can be tough. We bring you the story of three young Cree; the living proof that saying “no!” to alcohol can also be cool!

  • The Hunters' Sons (Pt.1)

    It has been many years since the signing of the JBNQA. Before that, the Quebec Government didn’t recognize the Crees’ ownership of the land in Eeyou Istchee. Cree Grand Chief Billy Diamond helped fight for the rights of his people. He recounts his legendary battle that led to the historic agreement.

  • Lights! Camera! Passion! (Pt.2)

    Alcoholism is problematic among some families. Sometimes the impact on the children is forgotten. Karina Coon Come will tell us about her film "Tired" in which she expresses how children can be fed up with their parents drinking.

  • Walkers Against Uranium (Pt.1)

    One year ago, a group of young Cree walkers started the long journey of more than 850 km from Mistissini to Montreal in protest of the uranium mining in Eeyou Istchee. Here’s part one of the two-part series “Walk against uranium."

  • Walkers Against Uranium (Pt.2)

    Last week we showed you part one of our story on the battle led by the youth of Mistissini. One year ago they journeyed on foot from Mistissini to Montreal to protest uranium mining in Eeyou Istchee. Here's the conclusion of their "Walk Against Uranium."

  • Shaking Tent

    There are many ceremonies that Aboriginal people practice, some are meant for healing, and others for seeking guidance, just like the Shaking Tent. Although feared by many, this ceremony is slowly making its comeback.

  • Saving the Broadback River

    Last summer after 20 years of fighting an agreement was announced over the protection of some parts of the Broadback Valley. Some of the Waswanipi people, along with the Chief, feel they have been forgotten. They fear that their last untouched forests will be lost forever.

  • The Legend of Mink and Marten

    In Eeyou Istchee there are many legends that come from the creation of life on Earth. Many of the stories involve how the animals came to be. This is what you will learn in the "Legend of the Marten and the Mink."

  • The Growing Problem

    Obesity and diabetes are at an all-time high in Eeyou Istchee. But there are new ways to solve this “growing problem.” Jonathan Linton from Mistissini helps families change their bad eating habits.

  • Alan's Compassion

    Alan Gull is from Waswanipi. He is an outreach worker with the Native Friendship Center in Montreal. We followed him as he helped the homeless to survive on the streets in the dead of winter. But as you will see, he does much more than that.

  • You're My Father

    Ronny Chachai is very active in his Atikamekw community of Opitciwan. He works at the Band Council. He dances at powwows. He has always been totally immersed in his Atikamekw culture. Until one day when he found out that his biological father was Cree!

  • Val-d'Or: Breaking the Silence

    While investigating missing Native women in Val-d’Or, our Radio-Canada colleagues uncovered some shocking secrets. Their report created a commotion in many Aboriginal communities, forcing the Surêté du Québec and the Quebec government to react.

  • David's Journey

    We all know someone who has battled cancer. It can be a huge financial burden if you’re receiving treatment outside your community. After being diagnosed with cancer, David Coonishish of Mistissini, started a long journey on his rollerblades to raise money for cancer patients and their families.

  • Native Music of the 70s

    Aboriginal musicians have been part of the music scene since the 60s! They brought a unique beat and rhythm to their music. Lloyd Cheechoo is a well-known singer from Eeyou Istchee. His music was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award.

  • The Last Sweat and Update

    In 2011, the Oujé-Bougoumou band council ordered Redfern Mianscum to dismantle his sweat lodge by resolution. An update from Redfern Mianscum on the sweat lodge controversy, but first, here’s our original story called "The Last Sweat."

  • Building a Nation

    A priority for the Cree Nation Government today is how to build a better future for Eeyou Istchee. For many leaders, the key is for young people to seek education, and build strong careers.

  • Women Behind the JBNQA

    In honour of International Women`s Day we talk to two women who were part of the political scene during JBNQA negotiations in the 70s. Edna Neeposh of Mistissini and Violet Pachanos of Chisasibi were trailblazers for a generation of women in Eeyou Istchee.

  • Origins of a Medicine Man

    David Blacksmith comes from a family of healers. He grew up learning about traditional medicine and practices. Now he uses his knowledge as a medicine man to help people in Eeyou Istchee.

  • Discovering Our Artists

    Being an artist often means working alone in complete solitude. So when artists get together at an art show, it inspires them to learn from each other. Cree artists Amanda T. Sam from Chisasibi, and Tim Whiskeychan from Waskaganish, had a chance to present their work to a wider audience at an arts festival near Montreal.

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