UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY Christmas Was A Long Time Coming

By Xavier Kataquapit www.underthenorthernsky.com Christmas is upon us once again and everyone is running around shopping, buying gifts, decorating their house, attending church services to commemorate Christian holy days and generally, there is a lot of excitement and anticipation. We seldom wonder where all these traditions come from. No one questions why we celebrate the way that we do this time of year. For most people, myself included, it’s just a fun time of year during a very cold season. After all it feels good to look forward to something positive when it is cold and freezing outside. As a child, I have many positive memories of being with my family and friends, warm and cozy in our home in Attawapiskat in the isolated north of James Bay. Mom and…

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