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Young leaders from Nunavik bring their stories of hope, loss to youth forum – CBC

Delegates want help to solve the suicide crisis in the North Aug 18, 2019 Victoria Tarqiapik went to Sherbrooke with a message: something needs to be done to fix the suicide crisis in Nunavik. Tarqiapik was 15 when her best friend died by suicide, and 16 when another friend took her own life just two […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201910 Views

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Kanesatake’s 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada’s Specific Claims Policy – CBC

Development on disputed land continues as band council negotiates behind closed doors Aug 14, 2019 301 years. That’s how long a First Nation in Quebec has been trying to reclaim its land. The Mohawks of Kanesatake once occupied 689 square kilometres of land northwest of Montreal. Today they have 12 square kilometres. Solving the land […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201910 Views

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Nunavik’s new addictions centre will focus on treating the whole family – CBC

Isuarsivik’s new building is scheduled to be complete in 2021 Aug 13, 2019 The Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre is breaking ground on a new addictions treatment centre in Nunavik this month. The official ground-breaking ceremony will take place at the end of August. The organization is just finalizing its funding agreement with Infrastructure Canada to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 20198 Views

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Mohawk land defender Ellen Gabriel on the continuing struggle for land and territory – rabble.ca

Peace Brigades International closely followed the July-September 1990 confrontation between Mohawk land defenders (who opposed the expansion of a golf course onto Indigenous burial grounds) and the Quebec police and Canadian army. That 78-day confrontation took place just 50 kilometres west of Montreal and about 150 kilometres east of Ottawa, and is the subject of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 20197 Views

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Indigenous cultures from around the world celebrated at First Peoples Festival parade – CTV News

August 10, 2019 Indigenous people from across the world have come together in Montreal to celebrate during the 29th annual First Peoples Festival. On Saturday, the different cultures were on display for a parade through downtown, with participants coming from as far away as New Zealand and Mongolia to sport their traditional garb. About 1,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201910 Views

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Oujé-Bougoumou installs Canada’s largest containerized wood biomass boiler – Canadian Biomass

August 9, 2019 A first nation in northern Quebec that has used biomass district heating to cost-effectively heat commercial and residential homes in their village since 1993, is undergoing a much-needed boiler modernization project. The Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation is spending a $2.7-million investment from the federal government to replace its nearly 30-year-old biomass boilers. Freddy […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201916 Views

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Cannabis licensing on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory remains a work in progress – The GrowthOp

Akwesasne Mohawk Territory is taking it slow when it comes to rolling out its own pot shops and producers Cannabis lover on Akwesasne? Prospective customers may have to continue making road trips to buy weed for a few more months. While cannabis dispensaries on First Nations territories like Fort William and Tyendinaga have been operating […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201913 Views

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Quebec media attention on Nunavik suicide prompts health board reminder – Nunatsiaq News

9 August, 2019 Letter warns of “contagion, media overkill and heightened risks” for suicides Amid growing calls for action on Nunavik’s suicide crisis, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services has asked media to be cautious in covering suicide in Nunavik. The region, with a population of only about 13,000, has experienced 19 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201915 Views

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Inuk woman bikes across Canada to raise awareness about Indigenous suicides – CTV News

MONTREAL — Hannah Tooktoo, an Inuk mother from Nunavik, Que., descended from her bike Thursday, 55 days after pedalling across the country to raise awareness to the suicides that are ravaging her community. Tooktoo, 24, started her journey in Victoria without knowing if she would be able to finish. Eight weeks later, she arrived in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201912 Views

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Updated: Oka calls for moratorium on land transfer to Kanesatake – CBC

Aug 07, 2019 Liberal MP Marc Miller says federal government has no intention on pausing settlement process The Quebec town of Oka is calling on the federal government to impose a moratorium on the proposed transfer of lands to the neighbouring community of Kanesatake. It is also asking for an RCMP detachment to police the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201913 Views

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