february 10th, 2014 – cbc.ca

New documentary on Nishiyuu walkers

The Journey of Nishiyuu is a new documentary film on the epic walk of Cree youth from Whapmagoostui to Ottawa in 2013. It was directed by Ben Masty, and produced by the Cree Health Board


Monday, March 19 2013 – rabble.ca

Cree youth walk from northern Quebec to Ottawa

Six young men set off from Whapmagoostui in mid-January. They will reach Ottawa on March 25. Matthew Mukash talks about why the men decided to do this walk of 1300 kilometres. Matthew Mukash is former Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Cree. He is also uncle to one of the youth. Matthew Mukash speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

Monday, March 11 2013 – cvc.ca

Some of the voices from nishiyuu

The Nishiyuu walkers now number over 100 people. Many of the youth joined from Chisasibi. Phillip Rupert is one of them who left from his community. Jared Pepabano and Martina Kawapit are also from Whapmagoostui but joined the journey in Chisasibi.


Wednesday, March 06 2013 – cvc.ca

Lac Simon welcomes Nishiyuu walkers (English)

The walkers of the Journey of Nishiyuu continue making their way to Ottawa. In early March, they moved into Algonquin territory with stops in Pikogan and Lac Simon. CBC North’s Melissa Natachequan went to meet up with them in Lac Simon.  Here she is in English, with Quebec AM’s Susan Campbell.

Friday, March 01 2013

Nishiyuu grows into wider spiritual journey (English)

Every day, the young people on the Journey of Nishiyuu are taking steps towards Ottawa. Since mid-January, a growing group of Cree youth has been walking in support of Idle No More. The original idea was to deepen their links to the culture and the environment. But as Melissa Natachequan found out, the walk is inspiring and healing many along the way.

Tuesday February 26, 2013

Nishiyuu walkers reach James Bay Highway

Nishiyuu will soon be arriving at several different stops along the James Bay Highway. The walkers are coming into Waswanipi Cree tallymen’s territory. The Journey started in January, they now have close to 60 people joining the walk. Sydney Ottereyes of Waswanipi is in charge of welcoming them once they reach Cree territory.

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Journey of Nishiyuu arrives at 4th community of Waskaganish

The Journey of Nishiyuu continues making it’s way to Ottawa. On February 19th the group arrived at their 4th stop of Waskaganish. So far, they have walked over 650 km on their way to Ottawa. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Matthew Mukash to get the lastest.

Thursday January 31, 2013

Podcats – Chief Stanley Jason George, Whapmagoostui First Nation on Moccasin Tracks

From The Great Whale River in Hudson Bay, Chief Stanley Jason George of the Whapmagoostui Cree First Nation, Quebec Canada visits with Moccasin Tracks, Jan 31, 2013.

Chief George humbly tells us of “The Journey of Nishiyuu”…how the youth approached him and his personal reflections. This is a journey to watch as the youth gather support and arrive to Parliament Hill