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Nunavik health officials advise against non-essential travel – Nunatsiaq News

16 October 2020 Two Ivujivik residents who tested positive for COVID-19 remain in isolation Nunavik health officials are advising against all non-essential travel outside the region. The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services made the recommendation on Thursday, Oct. 15, a few days after two Nunavimmiut tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202027 Views

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‘Nnui’sultinej Wejignematl – Let’s Speak Mi’gmaw Challenge Week 2 – LMG

The challenge is intended for community members to start the conversation in Mi’gmaw from anywhere at anytime through the use of social media and videos. In support of Gepmite’tmg Mi’gmawei – Honouring the Mi’gmaq Way, also known as Mi’gmaq History Month, each week of this month we will be sharing a different speak Mi’gmaw challenge. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202024 Views

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First Nations protestors continue blockades despite injunction – The Post Millennial

Despite injunctions demanding their removal, protesters from several First Nations have continued to maintain a blockade of La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve. The injunction was requested by ZEC Petawaga, the Hunting and Fishing Association of the region. The injunction, granted by the Quebec Superior Court, was issued as protesters set up increasing numbers of blockades and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202026 Views

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She Was Racially Abused by Hospital Staff as She Lay Dying. Now a Canadian Indigenous Woman’s Death Is Forcing a Reckoning on Racism – TIME

She Was Racially Abused by Hospital Staff as She Lay Dying. Now a Canadian Indigenous Woman’s Death Is Forcing a Reckoning on Racism When Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Indigenous Canadian woman, began experiencing stomach pains, she checked herself into a hospital in Joliette, Quebec. But she did not get the help she needed. Instead, hospital […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202034 Views

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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, 2020139 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, 202027 Views

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Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Frequently asked questions and the facts so far – APTN News

Joyce Echaquan was 37 years old, a mother of seven and a member of the Atikamekw Nation from Manawan. On Sept. 28, Echaquan live-streamed the moments before her death on Facebook. This video shows at least one nurse and a health care attendant taunting her with insults moments before her death. How did she die? […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202024 Views

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Quebec doctor asks peers to ‘stop dragging our feet’ in fight against systemic racism – CBC

Physician’s statement signed by 257 doctors after Joyce Echaquan’s death in hospital Oct 08, 2020 Dr. Pascale Breault’s Indigenous patients at the health clinic in Manawan, Que., often begged her not to be sent to the hospital in Joliette, Que., for treatment, “for fear of not being understood, of not being heard, of being denigrated.” The family physician shared […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202025 Views

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Landmark appeal court ruling in Nunavik assault case highlights need to protect Indigenous women from violence – Nunatsiaq News

Quebec Court of Appeal overturns two-year sentence in favour of better protection for Inuk woman victim 8 October 2020 The Quebec Court of Appeal has overturned a two-year sentence delivered to an offender in a Nunavik domestic assault case, issuing a steeper penalty to the perpetrator in order to better protect the victim and discourage […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202021 Views

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Video By Indigenous Woman Displays Hospital Staff Taunting Her As She Lay Dying – The Organization for World Peace

October 7, 2020 On Monday, September 28th, an unsettling video was released that displayed staff in a Quebec hospital harassing an Indigenous woman who lay on her deathbed. Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, arrived at Joliette hospital in Quebec on Monday, complaining of stomach pain. The mother of seven had previously suffered similar issues […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202019 Views

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