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More internet bandwidth on its way to Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 25, 2021 The Kativik Regional Government says it’s still waiting on news of federal funding that could expand its plans to deliver speedier internet through fibre-optic cables to five more Nunavik communities. Under its current plan, the KRG’s internet provider, Tamaani, is set to lay a new underwater fibre-optic cable this summer from Chisasibi, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20213 Views

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Systemic racism in Canada’s health care – IRPP

February 24, 2021 Last Fall, Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman, died in a Quebec hospital after posting videos online of the hospital staff insulting her. The tragedy was seen by many as the latest example of the systemic racism that Indigenous people often face when dealing with the Canadian health care system. It’s not the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20216 Views

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Tainted drinking water found in several First Nations daycares and schools in Quebec – APTN News

First Nations children are consuming water with unsafe lead levels in on-reserve daycares and schools across Quebec, according to a presentation by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) staff obtained by a consortium of news outlets and universities that includes APTN News. While the federal government knows which taps and fountains have lead levels exceeding Health Canada’s guidelines, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20216 Views

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Fear and discomfort shouldn’t block anti-racism efforts in schools – IRPP

February 24, 2021 Addressing racism in the classroom requires educators to ask hard questions of themselves, white discomfort, and the discarding of old traditions. In 1920, Duncan Campbell Scott, then-deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs is quoted for suggesting that his goal was to “get rid of the Indian problem.” Scott’s solution was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20215 Views

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Google Translate’s Exclusion Of Indigenous Languages A ‘Squandered’ Opportunity – HuffPost Canada

A petition is calling for Google to add Cree to its translation app. A petition requesting Google add one of Canada’s most common Indigenous languages to its Translate app is gaining traction. The petition had more than 1,600 signatures as of Tuesday. Montreal publisher Joseph John is behind the petition. He tried to use Google’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20217 Views

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Housing crisis in Inuit Nunangat undermines healthy ageing in Inuit elders – McGill Tribune

February 23, 2021 Healthy ageing is unique to each individual and culture. In Western cultures, for example, healthy ageing is measured by physical, emotional, and social well-being. In Inuit culture, ageing is also linked to spirituality, strong familial connections, and community ties. Social determinants of health (SDH) in non-Indigenous ageing, such as a person’s sex, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202110 Views

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Nunavik residents quarantine after contact with COVID-19 case – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 19, 2021 17 people had ‘significant contact’ with someone who tested positive in Kuujjuaq earlier this week, health board says Nunavik health officials have ordered 17 residents to self-isolate for two weeks after they had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kuujjuaq earlier this week. The Nunavik Regional Board of Health […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202124 Views

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No books, visits, or showers: Pandemic prison conditions in Quebec spark human rights debate – APTN News

There are now over 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 tied to federal prisons and provincial jails across the country according to recent data collected by the Criminalization Punishment and Education Project based out of the University of Ottawa. According to that data, during the second wave of the pandemic, it’s provincial jails – not federal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202122 Views

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New virtual initiative aims to improve Indigenous students’ access to post-secondary education – The Link

The First Peoples Post-secondary Storytelling Exchange combines storytelling and filmmaking to push for more inclusive learning “When I got older, I learned that my name is actually shared by many people. All of the oldest children in every branch of our family holds the name Pasha,” says Pasha Partridge in her film The Story of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202127 Views

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Innu caribou hunt sparks debate over territorial and hunting rights among First Nations in Quebec – APTN News

‘It’s a file that never took into account the territorial overlaps between the Cree Nation, the Inuit and the Naskapi,’ says chief of Matimekush-Lac John The Innu community of Matimekush-Lac John in Quebec’s Cote-Nord region recently concluded their annual caribou hunt, except this year the traditional Innu practice is prompting disagreement among other First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202116 Views

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