Grand Chief & Deputy Grand Chief Run-Off Elections 2009

Elections 2009, first turnThis coming July 30, 2009 the Nation of Eeyou Istchee will be called to elect their Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief.

Once again Soleica proudly presents the election results on the eve of election day: Go to www.soleica.ca/elections2009 to see the results of the 2009 elections as they come in from the polling stations.

This will be made possible in collaboration between the teams at the Chief Electoral's Office and Soleica.

On this occasion, we will be very happy to welcome you at our office to share this special event on July 30, 2009, from 8 pm.
We would be happy if you could come by.


Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Seeks Giant Igloo Images

In Inuktitut Magazine’s next issue, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami would like to publish photos from the giant igloo that was built on the occasion of the Puvirnituq Snow Festival in 2005.

If you have any digital pictures of the big igloo (or you know someone who does), and you would be willing to share them with ITK, please contact Patricia D'Souza ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for further details. - Thanks


Grand Chief Elections 2009 - The Candidates

Wendnesday July 15, 2009 the elections for the Grand Chief and the Deputy Grand Chief of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee will take place (Advanced poll: Monday, July 13, 2009).

Here we would like to take the opportunity to present you with a list of links to the websites of the candidates in alphabetical order.

Go and check out what the candidates have to tell you...

Candidates who do not have a website accessible to the public (without login), may forward a Word document, a PDF file or a JPG to us and we will host this document at no cost for the candidate during the electoral campaign.

The candidates for the office of the Grand Chief :

The candidates for the office of the Deputy Grand Chief:

If you find that any of the above websites is not really linked to the respective candidate, please notify us immediately (contact page).


UPDATED - Grand Chief Elections

Grand Chief Elections 2009July 15, 2009 elections for the Grand Chief and the Deputy Grand Chief of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee will be held.
(Advanced poll will take place July 13, 2009.)

Soleica is very proud to contribute to this election. Soleica is in charge of a system to manage election related data. Also, we will publish the results on July 15, 2009 in real-time.

The results will be published at the following address:


The candidats for the Grand Chief position are:

  • Matthew Coon Come
  • John Longchap
  • Paul Gull
  • Bertie Wapachee
  • Matthew Mukash (Grand Chief since 2005)
  • Kenny Blacksmith
  • Roderick Pachano


The candidats for the Deputy Grand Chief position are:

  • William Mianscum
  • Robert Kitchen
  • Ashley Iserhoff (Deputy Grand Chief since 2005)
  • Bella Petawabano
  • John S. Matoush
  • Losty Mamianskum
  • Lisa Petagumskum


For more details, please visit the website of the Grand Council of the Crees (http://gcc.ca/).

For a look back to the results of the 2005 election, go to /elections2005/.

We'll keep you posted...


Canon in Nunavik

Together with Mr. Guy Lapointe from Canon, a short trip to Kuujjuaq, gave us the very welcome occasion to visit our customers in Nunavik.

The idea was to introduce our new activities in the field of office equipment in Nunavik. We now sell and provide the service for Canon equipment such as photocopiers/printers, fax machines and scanners.

After a week of successfull meetings, we have well met our objectives. Most of the local organisations have received the news positively.

Quality equipment with quality service - the formula for success.


Soleica is looking for an IT Analyst

Soleica is looking for an IT Analyst to work for three months in Kuujjuaq and Whapmagoostui.

Please go to the Career section for details.


Time for Goose Break!

Next week many Cree from Eeyou Istchee will be out in nature for Goose Break. This is an excellent oppportunity to renew with nature and to unite with family after a long winter season.

Soleica would like to wish you all a safe hunting season and a happy Goose Break.


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