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Nunavik community of Ivujivik on lockdown after COVID-19 outbreak – APTN News

Oct 14, 2021 The Inuit community of Ivujivik in the northernmost reaches of Nunavik in Quebec is in lockdown after an outbreak of COVID-19. There are currently eight active cases in the community of about 400 people. “It’s hard to be isolated, it’s stressful,” says Salimuni Qavavauk, mayor of Ivujivik. “The community has been locked […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20218 Views

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Four Indigenous authors every Canadian should be reading right now – The Concordian

October 12, 2021 While this article only covers a fraction of the talent that can be found from Indigenous writers, here are four suggestions for getting started The landscape of Canadian literature is vast and varied. However, it has long been dominated by several household names, such as Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Leonard Cohen. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202116 Views

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Several new COVID-19 cases announced in Nunavik, including 1 of unknown origin – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 11, 2021 Health officials in Nunavik say they’ve discovered somebody who likely caught COVID-19 while in Nunavik — they just aren’t sure where it happened. Meanwhile, there are three recent positive cases out of Ivujivik. One was announced Oct. 8, and two more were announced Sunday evening. Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202116 Views

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Former residential school site in Quebec symbol of ‘resilience and peaceful resistance’ – APTN News

It’s been 50 years since the Sept-Îles Indian Residential School closed its doors. The school, also known as Notre-Dame, operated from 1952 to 1967, took in children from eastern Quebec including the Innu community of Mani-utenam. The site where it was located is now used for a popular annual music festival. But with the remains […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202124 Views

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‘Dead because she was Indigenous’: Québec coroner says Atikemekw woman a victim of systemic racism – The Guardian

Hospital staff assumed Joyce Echaquan was an opioid addict. She was dying of a rare heart condition An Indigenous woman who was taunted by nursing staff as she lay dying in a Quebec hospital would probably be alive today if she were white, a coroner has concluded. The death of Joyce Echaquan was an “undeniable” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202129 Views

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Would Joyce Echaquan still be alive if she were white? Quebec coroner says ‘I think so’ – APTN News

Oct 05, 2021 The existence of systemic racism in the way Joyce Echaquan was treated in a Quebec hospital is undeniable, coroner Gehane Kamel said Tuesday, a few days after releasing her report on the Atikamekw mother’s controversial death. Kamel oversaw the Echaquan inquiry which wrapped up Sept. 29 and found racism and prejudice from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202122 Views

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Marking Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day – CityNews Montreal

Just over two years since the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls submitted its final report, Indigenous leaders gauge what progress has been made. Nigel Newlove reports. Read More: https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2021/10/04/marking-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls-awareness-day/

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202122 Views

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Quebec must show more compassion toward Indigenous people: Legault – Montreal Gazette

Premier François Legault admitted the National Assembly sent the wrong message last week during debates over systemic racism in Quebec. Premier François Legault has taken responsibility for last week’s heated debates over systemic racism at the National Assembly, adding that he should have shown more “compassion and solidarity” toward Indigenous people. In a message posted […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202123 Views

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Let’s not lose the reason for doing this day,’ Indigenous leader reminds Canadians that reconciliation is ongoing – CTV News

October 4, 2021 MONTREAL — “Reconciliation is ongoing and it will take a long time to achieve it if we ever do,” said Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk) elder and activist Kenneth Deer, reflecting on the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. With 10s of thousands of people across the country of all ages putting on orange […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202122 Views

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Meet the Indigenous youth in Quebec who are standing up to support their communities – CBC

These future leaders are advocating for change to address issues they see affecting Indigenous people For Andrea Brazeau, a recent McGill University graduate who is now teaching elementary school in her home community of Kangiqsualujjuaq in Nunavik, Quebec’s failure to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday is disappointing. “It’s a celebration of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202122 Views

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