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

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

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202146 Views

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 those Indigenous people still here, Indigenous Peoples that [they] tried to erase but are still here. Yet this province I’m living in decided not to recognize any of that. And to me, that’s one step back from reconciliation.”

Brazeau, who is Inuk, made headlines last year after she wrote a letter to Premier François Legault decrying the lack of high-speed internet available up north.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/indigenous-youth-support-their-communities-1.6194922

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