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People experiencing homelessness in Montreal can rely on legal aid when fined – CTV News

August 21, 2020 MONTREAL — On a typical Thursday, Alexandre Maynard and his team spend the early afternoon out of the office and on the streets with their clients. “We’re not really there to make money,” Maynard said, “we’re there to really help people.” At Yves Menard Lawyers, the team has made a name for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 202078 Views

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I don’t need a fourth opposition party,’ Quebec Minister responsible for Indigenous affairs says – CBC

Sylvie D’Amours questioned by opposition parties after saying certain groups were ‘not co-operating’ Aug 20, 2020 Quebec’s Minister responsible for Indigenous affairs is facing criticism after making comments suggesting certain Indigenous organizations are slowing the government’s response to recommendations from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the Viens Commission. “I try […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202066 Views

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Veterans on both sides of the barricades – CBC

August 20, 2020 Aurel Dubé remembers the day he got the call from the Canadian Armed Forces that he’d be on the quick reaction force deployed to the Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) community of Kanesatake during the summer of 1990. It was already weeks into the siege that became known as the Oka Crisis, a conflict that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202070 Views

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AFNQL drafting action plan to combat systemic racism in Quebec – APTN News

Aug 12, 2020 Poll results demonstrate the days when First Nations were considered privileged are “clearly over” Fed up with Quebec’s stalling on issues of systemic racism, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) announced Wednesday they are in the process of drafting their own action plan to combat it. After publicly debating whether systemic […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 202097 Views

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Meet McGill’s new Indigenous Student Associate – McGill Reporter

Terry David Young, a member of New Brunswick’s Kingsclear First Nation, is  the First Peoples’ House’s new Indigenous Student Associate. With  10 years experience as manager of health and services at the Mohawk’s Kahnawá:ke territory, he’ll put his vast knowledge and skills to good use helping Indigenous students navigate their new life away from home, friends […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2020102 Views

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Despite pandemic, Montreal art museum works to build links with Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

Plans include revamped Inuit art display, new exhibitions 12 August 2020 The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts continues to move ahead with big plans for new Inuit-focused exhibits. That’s despite the challenges of organizing exhibits and then welcoming visitors under COVID-19 restrictions. The museum intends to continue strengthening the links between the north and south […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202095 Views

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Majority of Quebecers recognize systemic racism is an issue for First Nations people, survey suggests – CBC

Ghislain Picard, AFNQL regional chief, says results show Quebecers’ opinions have ‘greatly evolved’ Aug 12, 2020 The majority of Quebecers believe racism and discrimination are problems for Indigenous people, but don’t admit to having made racist or discriminatory comments themselves, a recent survey suggests. In an online Léger survey of non-Indigenous Quebecers​, 92 per cent of respondents said they felt […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2020100 Views

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‘Their lives mattered’: Friends gather to mourn Inuit women – Nunatsiaq News

Two homeless Inuit women were fatally struck by cars in the past month. Meanwhile, the city is at risk of seeing a surge in homelessness due to the pandemic. 7 August 2020 Kitty Kakkinerk’s hand trembled as she held up a picture of her brother Lucassie. Someone found Lucassie’s blanket and backpack unattended in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 202039 Views

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Hydro-Quebec’s clean energy corridor to New England targeted by First Nations – Electrical Business

August 5, 2020 August 5, 2020 – The Innu First Nation of Pessamit reports it has joined forces with the Atikamekw First Nation of Wemotaci (both of Quebec) “to put an end to the stranglehold of the Quebec government and Hydro-Quebec on their traditional territories”. Specifically, they demand compensation for Hydro-Quebec’s production facilities, reservoirs and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202042 Views

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Ontario and Quebec communities planning for a return to school – APTN News

Aug 05, 2020 First Nation communities in Ontario and Quebec are preparing for all scenarios in their back to school plans this fall. The plans vary between fulltime classes, online schooling and hybrid approaches. Last week Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he wants kids back to school full time this fall. Nick Shaver, director of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202036 Views

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