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Quebec Native Women Association faces closure after $175K in cuts – CBC

May 15, 2015 Group working with native women for 40 years told it doesn’t qualify for federal funding An organization that has been helping native women in Quebec for the past 40 years says it may have to shut down after its federal funding was cut. The Quebec Native Women’s Association had been receiving about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015446 Views

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Cree students and non-indigenous teachers bridge cultural gap – CBC

Residential school survivor shares story, builds new understanding at Mistissini high school May 14, 2015 Betty Anne Forward works at Voyageur Memorial School, a high school in Mistissini, Que., where most of the students are Cree, and most of the teachers are non-indigenous. Forward says because she is of mixed Cree and non-Cree ancestry, she often feels […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015407 Views

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Nunavik’s co-ops scale back on teller banking – Nunatsiaq News

May 08, 2015 Nunavimmiut will no longer be able to cash cheques, make desposits or open an account As of May 1, customers of the Nunavik Financial Services Co-operative no longer have access to in-person banking services. That’s since Quebec’s Desjardins credit union scaled back the services it has operated through Nunavik co-ops over the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2015394 Views

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Nunavik nurse honoured for years of community care – Nunatsiaq News

May 07, 2015 Carole Beaulne first Nunavik nurse to receive prestigious prize There are three important skills that veteran Puvirnituq nurse Carole Beaulne says she had to learn in order to deliver health care in Nunavik over the last four decades: picking up the language, adapting to the culture and the ability to love — […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015381 Views

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John Abbott’s Aboriginal Resource Centre a home away from home – CBC

Apr 29, 2015 Centre celebrates 25 years of assisting aboriginal students Inuk student David Nassak left his community of 500 people a few months ago to study business administration among thousands of students at John Abbott College in Montreal. For his entire life, he’d known the names of everyone around him. After the move, he discovered a strange new sense of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2015371 Views

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Singer dubbed ‘Cree Rihanna’ is looking to hit the bigtime – CBC

Apr 28, 2015 Mariame is first artist signed to new N’we Jinan record label She hopes one day to be known only as Mariame. 24-year-old Mariame Hasni, born of a Cree mother and an Algerian father, lives in Montreal. And she has big musical aspirations. “It was like baby steps….It started with being discovered in the bathroom […]

by NationTalk on April 29, 2015394 Views

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Nunavik’s co-op network reports growing returns – Nunatsiaq News

April 24, 2015 FCNQ hosts it annual meeting in Inukjuak Nunavik’s Fédération des co-opératives du Nouveau-Québec, or Ilagiisaq, says it’s enjoyed another successful year with its 14 member cooperatives bringing in total revenues of $96.8 million. That’s up eight per cent from the previous year, the FNCQ said in an April 17 release. The FCNQ’s […]

by NationTalk on April 24, 2015452 Views

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Nunavik board says Zamboni fumes contributed to hockey illnesses – Nunatsiaq News

April 23, 2015 “A combination of factors contributed to this event” Fumes from a Zamboni ice-grooming machine appears to have caused some hockey players to get sick at a recent tournament in the Nunavik community of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik’s regional health board says. Co-ordinators of the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program cancelled the April 11 bantam […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2015373 Views

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Northern Quebec Cree community celebrates 25th anniversary of Odeyak voyage – CBC

Apr 22, 2015 Group travelled more than 2,000 km over 5 weeks to protest proposed damming of the Great Whale River It was 25 years ago today that 60 Inuit and Cree from Northern Quebec paddled their Odeyak into New York City, a blue and green Earth Day flag fluttering at the bow. The Odeyak […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2015362 Views

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What can universities do to support Indigenous resurgence? – [email protected]

April 20, 2015 The job requires a paradigm shift says Gerald Taiaiake Alfred On April 22, Gerald Taiaiake Alfred tackles the issue of Indigenous resurgence when he comes to Concordia, as part of the Strategic Directions speaker series, The Future of the University and the Future of Learning. A full professor in Indigenous Governance and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015384 Views

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