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Nunavik’s schools are open, but school board faces staffing shortages – Nunatsiaq News

9 October 2020 “It’s something we haven’t experienced before. We’re preparing as we go” Starting next week, all of Nunavik’s elementary and secondary schools will have opened their doors to students. Kativik Ilisarniliriniq’s 17 schools saw staggered openings through the month of September, as Nunavik students returned to class for the first time since March. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2020140 Views

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Bishop’s criticized over plans for indigenous centre – Sherbrooke Record

A social media post by Mi’kmaq Hip hop artist Quentin Condo raised concerns on Thurs-day about the legitimacy of Bishop’s University’s plans to build an Indigenous gather-ing space on campus. In a video, Condo criticized the school for “taking advantage of indigenous funds,” based on the premise that only part of the former Divinity House […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 202029 Views

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Editorial: Institutionalized racism persists against Indigenous communities – The Link

October 6, 2020 The death of Joyce Echaquan, which made waves across Quebec, is a painful reminder of the hatred and ignorance that is continuously manifested toward Indigenous communities. The incident shocked many, yet it reflects a landscape of daily injustices faced by Indigenous communities, many of these anchored in stereotypes, prejudice, and other avenues […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202032 Views

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A new Indigenous personas initiative seeks to achieve more inclusive digital environments at Concordia – Concordia U

‘Diversity of experiences in the university community influence accessibility and use of technology’ October 6, 2020 Personas can act as a means of understanding various realities. This is especially relevant given that traditional concepts of objectivity tend to exclude multiple worldviews in the design of products, services and even digital experiences. As part of Concordia’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202024 Views

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Quebec’s racist health care system needs reform – McGill Tribune

October 6, 2020 On Sept. 28, Joyce Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman and mother of seven, livestreamed the moments before her death at Joliette Hospital. The widely-shared video shows hospital staff making racist comments towards Echaquan, and sparked outrage across the country. The horrific situation highlights the deep flaws inherent in the Canadian health care system, […]

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Putting the “Lib” in “Glib”: The modern portrait of Indigenous policing – The Concordian

October 5, 2020 The fight for Indigenous policing to be recognized as “essential” On Sept. 23, in his Speech from the Throne, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau painted an optimistic and valiant picture of the country and how it is to be run in the next few years. He talked about a lot of things that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202021 Views

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Government of Canada COVID-19 measures delivering support for young people in Quebec this fall

From: Employment and Social Development Canada October 1, 2020              Sherbrooke, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth. Many saw their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans disappear. To help Canada’s students and young […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202031 Views

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Indigenous Awareness Weeks focuses on wellness – McGill Reporter

2020 edition features virtual Pow Wow and traditional healing presentation September 22, 2020 When the First Peoples’ House team pondered how to adapt this year’s Indigenous Awareness Weeks to the harsh reality of a pandemic, they scaled back their usual two-week comprehensive program to a couple of virtual celebrations. What did not change was their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202034 Views

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Nunavik midwifery program graduates its first Ungava coast midwife – Nunatsiaq News

“The community is super proud to have someone who is so skilled and professional” 15 September 2020 Marilyn Mesher has been a staple in Tulattavik health centre’s birthing centre for many years. Over the last seven years, the Kuujjuaq-based midwife has attended more than 120 births of Nunavik children. The mother of three took two […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202032 Views

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BIPOC voices will no longer be silenced – McGill Tribune

September 15, 2020 On Aug. 29, protestors toppled a statue of John A. Macdonald in Montreal. Besides serving as Canada’s first prime minister, Macdonald is infamously known as the creator of the residential school system and as someone who starved Indigenous groups to forcibly relocate them. Macdonald’s treatment of Indigenous Peoples was reconsitiuted as cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202031 Views

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