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No effect to Kahnawake from change in Montreal-Laval curfew

(Kahnawake – 9, Onerahtókha/April 2021) The Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Task Force wishes to inform the community that changes to the provincial curfew on the Island of Montreal and Laval that go in effect Sunday, April 11th will not affect measures currently in place in Kahnawà:ke.

As the surrounding municipalities on the South Shore remain with a 9:30pm curfew, local businesses that have been permitted to be open until 9pm can continue operating under those hours.

Community members are asked to exercise caution when traveling outside of Kahnawà:ke during the new curfew times.

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Media Inquiries:
Lloyd Phillips
Commissioner of Public
Safety,
Mohawk Council of
Kahnawà:ke
[email protected]

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Genius Metals Announces $1.5M Financing and Provides an Update on the Drilling Program at Sakami

Genius Metals Inc. (CSE: GENI) (“Genius Metals” or the “Corporation”) announces a non-brokered private placement offering (the “Private Placement”) for gross proceeds of $1.5 M. The Company intends to focus on developing of the Sakami property with the proceeds raised as part of this private placement.

In regard to the Private Placement, the Corporation will issue:

  • Common share units (the “Common Share Units”) at a price of $0.20 per Common Share Unit, with each such unit being comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) entitling the holder to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.35 for a period of eighteen months,
  • Flow-Through Share (the “Flow-Through Share”) at a price of $0.28 per Flow-Through Share; and
  • Flow-Through Share Units (the “Flow-Through Share Units”) at a price of $0.30 per Flow-Through Unit, with each such unit being comprised of one “flow-through” and one-half of one Warrant entitling the holder of one whole Warrant to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.40 for a period of twelve months.

Winter 2020 Geophysical Surveys

Genius Metals has completed two geophysical surveys covering the area and extensions of the Lamarche prospect during the 2021 winter season. A high-resolution MAG survey, carried out by Vision4K on a 3 km x 1.7 km grid, revealed complex structural patterns of the volcanosedimentary rocks highlighted by two principal features. Highly erratic magnetic values are associated with a silicate/sulphide facies iron formation extending for 4 km along the faulted contact between the Opinaca and La Grande sub-provinces. An important Mag high lineament, oriented NE-ENE at the center of the grid and corresponding to the Au-Zn-Ag-Cu mineralization, diverges into several branches at the southwestern end (Figure 1). The high-res MAG survey was followed by a 42 line-km IP Resistivity survey on the same gridlines completed by TMC Geophysics. The data revealed moderate to high linear NE-SW-oriented chargeability zones with similarly oriented IP axis (Figure 2). Both the IP axis and high chargeability zones closely match the high Mag features revealed by the previous surveys and outline the mineralization found at the Lamarche prospect. A ground-based IP survey completed in 2018 covering the Goldeneye prospect also depicted chargeability anomalies.

Drilling Program on Sakami

The results of the geophysical surveys, combined with the data obtained from field exploration campaigns completed during summer and fall 2020 (prospecting, rock and channel sampling, overburden stripping and trenching), facilitated the definition of the drill targets. Genius Metals expects to have crews on the ground in the early spring to collect additional data before conducting a minimum of 2,000m exploratory diamond drilling program on the highly gold-prospective zones which include the Lamarche and Golden Eye prospects.

Figure 1 FFirst Vertical Derivative contour map form the MAG UAV High-Resolution survey completed on the Lamarche prospect grid, Sakami property.

Figure 2. Chargeability contour map and IP axis from the IP Resistivity survey completed on the Lamarche prospect grid, Sakami property.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Michel Boily, PhD, geo; a Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About the Private Placement***

The Corporation will use the proceeds of the Offering of Flow-Through Units to incur qualifying expenditures on its Sakami Property, and the proceeds of the Offering of Units for exploration on its mining properties and for general working capital purposes.

In connection with this ongoing Private Placement, the Corporation could pay finder’s fees to arm’s length third parties up to 7%.

All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement are subject to a hold period under applicable securities laws, which will expire four months plus one day from the date of their issuance.

About Genius Metals

Genius Metals is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and, if warranted, development of natural resource properties of merit in Canada.

The CSE has in no way passed upon the merits of the transactions and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information

Genius Metals Inc.

Pierre-Olivier Goulet
Vice-President Corporate Development
Mobile: 1-450-821-5270
Email: [email protected]

Guy Goulet
President and CEO
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 1-514-294-7000
Office Tel.: 579-476-7000

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Technological innovation and artificial intelligence will provide for increased operational safety at the Arianne Phosphate project

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (April 8, 2021) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN; OTC: DRRSF; FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, is pleased to announce significant advancements in the design of its future tailings facility.  Arianne partnered with the Quebec Center of Geomatics (CGQ), to advance research and development on a new method for the design and future monitoring of the Company’s tailings operations.  This work will use geomatic and remote sensing tools combined with artificial intelligence that should greatly improve the safety aspects of Arianne’s operations.

“The Lac à Paul mine is projected to be one of the most environmentally friendly phosphate mines in the world,” said Jean-Sébastien David, COO of Arianne Phosphate.  “From the project’s onset, Arianne’s design process had the goal of constructing a mine using best environmental practices and, the integration of technology was vital in this regard. Further, our reliance on renewable hydro-electricity will allow us to greatly diminish our production of greenhouse gases [GHG] with the goal of ultimately being GHG neutral.  Our most recent endeavors have also added to the safety and structural integrity of our tailings facility.”

Brian Ostroff, CEO of Arianne Phosphate added, “we take seriously our responsibilities surrounding environmental and safety issues.  We know that many challenges surrounding mining operations stem from failures at their tailings facilities and, our work here goes a long way towards reducing these threats.  Arianne will produce a high-purity, low-contaminant phosphate concentrate that provides for society’s needs but, in as safe and effective manner as possible.”

Arianne partnered with the Quebec Center of Geomatics (CGQ), a group within the College of Chicoutimi, in the Province of Quebec, to develop a new way to use geomatic and remote sensing instruments and monitor this information through a solution that uses artificial intelligence.  It is during the construction process that sensors will be built in throughout the tailings dam that will measure, in real-time, data points such as moisture and pressure and, make adjustments as necessary to allow for smooth and safe operations, allowing for greater safety.

This research project was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Partnership Engage Grants.

Qualified Person
Jean-Sébastien David, P.Geo., Qualified Person by NI 43-101, has approved this release. Mr. David is also the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.
About Arianne Phosphate
Arianne Phosphate (“Arianne Phosphate Inc.”) (www.arianne-inc.com) is developing the Lac à Paul phosphate deposits located approximately 200 km north of the Saguenay/Lac St. Jean area of Quebec, Canada. These deposits will produce a high-quality igneous apatite concentrate grading 39% P2O5 with little or no contaminants (Feasibility Study released in 2013). The Company has 173,354,669 million shares outstanding.

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Contact Information:
Source: Jean-Sébastien David, C.O.O. Tel. : 418-549-7316 [email protected]
Info:  Brian Ostroff, C.E.O. Tel. : 514-908-4202 [email protected]

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Media Advisory – Resolute to Host Management Call to Discuss First Quarter 2021 Results

MONTREAL, April 8, 2021 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) expects to announce its first quarter financial results on April 29, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. (ET), and to hold a conference call to discuss the results at 9:00 a.m. (ET).

The public is invited to join the call at 833 979-2727 at least fifteen minutes before its scheduled start time. A simultaneous webcast will also be available using the link provided under “Presentations and Webcasts” in the “Investors” section of www.resolutefp.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the company’s website.

About Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products and papers, which are marketed in over 50 countries. The company owns or operates some 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada. Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit www.resolutefp.com for more information.

For further information: Investors: Marianne Limoges, Treasurer and Vice President, Investor Relations, 514 394-2217, [email protected]; Media and Others: Seth Kursman, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and Government Affairs, 514 394-2398, [email protected]

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The blueprint for systemic racism in First Nations’ housing – Policy Options

For generations, the on-reserve housing system was a welfare program that denied citizens the basic tools to prosper and become independent.

For decades, the Canadian image has relied on a collective understanding and recognition that we are the “international good guys.” We sewed Canadian flags on our packsacks. Wherever we went, they were our ticket to a ride, to a meal, to a friend. But more recently, the friendly Canadian identity has begun to wear thin. Over the past decade, this image has been undermined by a stark truth: heart-wrenching stories from residential school survivors, damning accounts of discrimination in the RCMP, and charges of racism in our hospitals, schools and businesses.

Trying to help Canadians make sense of the barrage, Prime Minister Trudeau said last June that systemic racism exists across the country, and that we need to examine the building blocks of our country to see whether they were constructed on a racist foundation.

Read More: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/april-2021/the-blueprint-for-systemic-racism-in-first-nations-housing/

MCK: Special Vaccination Clinic for 16 and 17 year old Community Members

(Kahnawake – 08, Onerahtókha/April 2021) The Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Task Force (Task Force) wishes to inform the community that the Vaccination Center will be open next week on a special schedule to provide the Pfizer Vaccine to community members who are 16 and 17 years of age. Those who are eligible are being asked to register online by visiting www.Kahnawake911.com/vaccine, and follow the link to Quebec’s ClicSante website.

This special clinic will take place at the Bingo Hall on:

  • Wednesday, April 14, from 3pm to 6pm
  • Thursday, April 15, from 3pm to 6pm
  • Friday, April 16, from 3pm to 6pm
  • Saturday, April 17, from 9am to 5pm

The Task Force would like to remind the community that this will be the only opportunity for the aforementioned age group to receive their first dose of the vaccine at the Mass Vaccination Center.

Additionally, walk-ins for a first dose for persons 18 years and older will be accepted for community members next week from:

  • Wednesday, April 14, from 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday, April 15, from 10am to 6pm
  • Friday, April 16, from 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday, April 17, from 9am to 5pm

However, the priority will be for community members 16 and 17 years of age as well as identified Health and Social Service employees (being scheduled by KMHC).

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Media Inquiries:

Lloyd Phillips

Commissioner of Public
Safety,
Mohawk Council of
Kahnawà:ke
[email protected]

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MCK: Amendments to the Emergency Preparedness Law in force

(Kahnawake – 8, Onerahtókha/April 2021) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to advise the community that a Mohawk Council Resolution (#1/2021-2022) to amend the Emergency Preparedness Law (“The Law”) was unanimously passed at the Tuesday, April 6th Council meeting.

The amendment allows for the instating of a Recovery Period after a State of Emergency has been lifted, to ensure a gradual transition between the height of an emergency to a state of normalcy.

Additionally, a Mohawk Council Executive Directive (#1/2021-2022) was passed to adopt regulations concerning the authority of the Commissioner of Public Safety and to appoint and attribute enforcement authority to Inspectors during the Recovery Period.

“After the COVID-19 Pandemic slows down, it’s important that we transition our governing bodies and organizations back to normal operations, and ensure we do it safely and responsibly,” said Ratsénhaienhs Frankie McComber, who holds the Public Safety portfolio. “The current law doesn’t allow for authority to continue directives to manage safety once a State of Emergency has been lifted. These amendments and regulations correct that oversight.”

The amendments and regulations grant authority to the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Council of Chiefs and Inspectors during the Recovery Period to amend, issue, or revoke existing, Directives that meet this gradual transition to normalcy.

Under Section 16 of The Law, solely during a State of Emergency, the MCK has the authority to amend existing laws that are necessary for the management of the State of Emergency. Upon conclusion of the Recovery Period, the MCK will assess and determine if the amendments will revert or undergo the Community Decision Making Process.

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Media Inquiries:

Joe Delaronde

Political Press Attaché 450- 632-7500 ext 63251 [email protected]

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$5 million to Air Tunilik to support and improve air service north of the 49th parallel

QUÉBEC, April 8, 2021  – The Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx, is pleased to announce the allocation of $5 million of financial assistance to Air Tunilik in order to support its expansion project, which will ensure better air services for tourists wishing to visit northern Québec.

The Minister made the announcement today, accompanied by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Jonatan Julien, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Tunilik, Simon Contant. On the same occasion, the two Ministers announced $8 million of support for the creation of an incubator-accelerator, which will have the objective of stimulating tourism projects north of the 49th parallel.

The Air Tunilik project involves the acquisition of several assets of Location Air Saguenay, which is no longer in service since 2019, to maintain tourism aviation activities and increase traffic in the Nord-du-Québec and Côte-Nord regions. It will contribute to structuring the tourism offering by ensuring tourist transportation to the attractions of these regions.

The financial assistance is granted under the Programme d’appui au développement des attraits touristiques (PADAT), managed by Investissement Québec. More specifically, an amount of $2 million is allocated in the form of a grant and $3 million in the form of a loan.  The total cost of the project is valued at over $10 million.

Quotation:
“I am delighted with this project, which will have positive effects for the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec tourism industry. It will help increase the number of visitors and overnight stays, as well as tourism revenues, by giving access to these more remote regions.  Air Tunilik will have the potential to bring clientele to the existing local tourism businesses and entrepreneurs, who will benefit from the support of the incubator-accelerator for tourism projects north of the 49th parallel. This is excellent news for tourism development in these regions. ”

Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism

“Improving access to remote regions is part of our Government’s priorities. That’s why I’m delighted with this investment, which will ensure an air link to the regions north of the 49th parallel.. This project is perfectly consistent with the 2020-2023 Northern Action Plan, which has the specific aim of supporting tourism development so that northern communities benefit from its effects.  ”

Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region

“I am especially happy for my fellow citizens of the Nord-du-Québec region. They will benefit from a greater influx of tourists thanks to this Air Tunilik development project. Having reliable air service is essential for this region’s tourism sector. This is very good news for the economic expansion of the region and Québec! ”

Pierre Dufour, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions

“With over fifty years of experience and now operating twelve float panes, ski planes and wheeled planes, Air Tunilik becomes the leading bush plane operator in Québec and one of the biggest in North America.  Our bases of operations cover all of North-Central Québec, from James Bay to the Lower North Shore. Over the years, we have established many collaborations with outfitters, vacationers and Indigenous communities to make Québec’s territory more safely accessible to everyone wishing to have access to it.  ”

Simon Contant, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Tunilik

Highlights:

  • Here are some water bases used by Air Tunilik: Manic-5, Sept-Îles, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Natashquan, Wabush, Caniapiscau, Baie-Comeau, Mirage and Waskaganish outfitters. The company plans to offer its services within a 200 km radius of the water bases.
  • Air Tunilik plans to develop new water bases and have more aircraft in operation, with the goal of increasing its passenger traffic from 1,000 people in 2019 to over 13,000 in 2022. This expansion project should also allow it to increase its number of employees from 3 to 43 by 2022.
  • The PADAT, managed by Investissement Québec on behalf of the Gouvernement du Québec, pursues the following objectives:
    • Encourage private investments for the benefit of renewal of the tourism offering in Québec.
    • Ensure the growth of successful companies in the Québec tourism sector.
    • Stimulate the regional economy through job creation, an increase in the number of visitors and tourism revenue growth.

Ministère du Tourisme on social media:

https://twitter.com/tourisme_quebec/
https://www.facebook.com/TourismeQc/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/tourismequébec/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ASu9yRbDiJH6pErSzeLrw

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About the organization

Ministère du Tourisme

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$8 million to stimulate and accelerate tourism projects north of the 49th parallel

QUÉBEC, April 8, 2021 – The Gouvernement du Québec is proud to announce $8 million for the creation and implementation of an incubator-accelerator. Its objective will be to stimulate tourism projects north of the 49th parallel and thus contribute to the territory’s economic dynamism.  Over the next few years, it will support the realization of structuring and sustainable projects, which will upgrade the quality of the nature-culture-adventure offering and enhance the structuring and commercialization of tourism products.

The Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Jonatan Julien, made the announcement today.  They took the opportunity to announce $5 million of government support for Air Tunilik.

The incubator-accelerator will offer Nord du Québec promoters support tailored to the key stages of business plan production, financial setup and implementation of their tourism projects.  This support will allow tourism projects of entrepreneurs and local communities to emerge, while accelerating the processes so that they materialize more quickly.

This project will be advanced by three sectoral tourism associations recognized for their expertise in nature-culture tourism – the Québec Outfitters Federation, Indigenous Tourism Québec and Aventure Écotourisme Québec. Its intervention model will be developed in collaboration with northern Québec partners, particularly the regional tourism associations and Indigenous communities.

Quotation:

“The territory located north of the 49th parallel, whose unique attractions confirm Québec’s reputation as a destination not to be missed, has the potential to become an internationally renowned tourist destination.  The incubator-accelerator will allow northern Québec tourism entrepreneurs to be supported by experts so that their projects can materialize more quickly, to the benefits of the communities in which they will be established.  In accordance with the principles of sustainable and responsible development, these projects will favour an even more attractive regional tourism offering when larger-scale tourism resumes. ”

Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism

“The 2020-2023 Northern Action Plan seeks to promote local economic diversification by preferring key sectors of activity, such as northern tourism.  The financial backing announced today will allow support for promising local tourism initiatives north of the 49thparallel and development of this great territory’s tourism potential, for the benefit of Québec as a whole. ”

Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region

“Tourism is bound to occupy a greater place in the economic development of northern Québec’s regions. The creation of an incubator-accelerator intended to propel promising tourism projects is excellent news for all communities, including Indigenous communities, established in this vast and magnificent territory. I am proud that we are supporting tourism stakeholders north of the 49th parallel and their partners in the development and implementation of initiatives. These initiatives will put the spotlight on their creativity, their specialized knowledge of the territory and the diversity of experiences that can be offered to visitors.  ”

Ian Lafrenière, Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs

“We want to set up an incubator-accelerator that is both innovative and agile, that will be based on solid foundations and lasting relationships.  The expertise of the three sectoral associations specializing in the nature-culture-adventure axis and the concerted action of the stakeholders in the community will be at the core of the approach.  The incubator-accelerator will have to act as a catalyst of structuring projects that will upgrade the tourism offering for everyone’s benefit.  ”

Marc Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Québec Outfitters Federation

“The intervention model will be developed in cohesion with the local communities and the territorial issues.  Respect for cultural values and sustainable development will be part of the basic selection criteria. In addition, the sustainability of the approach and the transfer of expertise from south to north will play a central role in our reflections.  ”

Dave Laveau, Executive Director of Indigenous Tourism Québec

“The growth of tourism in the nature-culture-adventure axis represents an important opportunity for Québec. Thanks to its customized formula, the incubator-accelerator will propel safe and distinctive new experiences north of the 49th parallel. ”

Pierre Gaudreault, Executive Director of Aventure Écotourisme Québec

Highlights:

  • The incubator-accelerator project has an envelope of $8 million, half of which comes from the Ministère du Tourisme and the other half from Société du Plan Nord under the 2020-2023 Northern Action Plan (2020-2023 NAP).
  • Of the $8 million invested, $6 million is intended to support the implementation of business projects that will have benefited from backing. The conditions of the incubator-accelerator project will be disclosed at a later date.
  • This project is part of Measure 2.1.1 Develop the northern tourism sector of Key Direction 2 – A robust, diversified economic fabric of 2020-2023 NAP.
  • 2020-2023 NAP responds to the priorities set out by the Northern Québec stakeholders. It seeks to provide the appropriate tools to the communities concerned so they can fully inhabit their territory.
  • The 49 socioeconomic actions of 2020-2023 NAP were developed jointly by 20 departments and bodies of the Gouvernement du Québec.
  • The Gouvernement du Québec thus will invest $778.6 million, more than half of the amount provided for in 2020-2023 NAP, to support businesses and citizens established and active north of the 49th parallel.

Related links:

You can consult the complete version of 2020-2023 NAP on the Société du Plan Nord website: plannord.gouv.qc.ca.

Follow the deployment of 2020-2023 NAP on Twitter: @PlanNord.

Ministère du Tourisme on social media:

https://twitter.com/tourisme_quebec/
https://www.facebook.com/TourismeQc/
https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/22322371
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ASu9yRbDiJH6pErSzeLrw

For further information: Sandra O’Connor, Director of Communications and Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Tourism, Tel.: 514-820-0095, [email protected]; Elizabeth Lemay, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Tel.: 418-643-7295, [email protected]; Mathieu Durocher, Press Attaché, Offices of the Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Tel.: 418-528-8407, [email protected]; Information: Jean-Manuel Téotonio, Media Relations Officer, Direction des communications, Ministère du Tourisme, Tel.: 418-643-5959, extension 3488; Andréanne Séguin, Communications Officer, Société du Plan Nord, Tel.: 418-643-1874, extension 66409

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The power of Indigenous humour — sharing Indigenous experiences and voices through laughter – The Concordian

April 8, 2021

Guest speaker Stephanie Pangowish discussed how humour is an integral part of Indigenous communities

Stand-up comedian, Northern Style Women’s Traditional dancer, educator and backup singer, Stephanie Pangowish does it all.

Part of the Anishinaabekwe from Wiikwemkoong on Manitoulin Island, Pangowish is known for her community involvement.

In an online seminar organized by the Feminism and Comedy Working Group at Concordia on April 1, Pangowish spoke about the importance of Indigenous comedy and storytelling.

Read More: http://theconcordian.com/2021/04/the-power-of-indigenous-humour-sharing-indigenous-experiences-and-voices-through-laughter/

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