My Story: Paul

My name is Paul and come from a little town in Abitibi called Senneterre. I grew up with my family, my parents and my eight brothers and sisters. My dad died when I was six years old and this was when we moved to Lac Simon near Val d’Or, a community in the Anishnabe Nation.…

My Story: Maya

Maya is an Innue from the Ekuanitshit Mingan community. Since arriving in Montreal in 2017, she works for an architectural firm, she is a poet, and she is part of the big family of PAQ by being a member of the Board of Directors. She grew up near her community in an adopted family chosen…

My Story: Ida

My name is Ida and I am from Iqaluit, Nunavut. I grew up in my community with my parents and my brothers and sisters. The first language that I learned is Inuktitut, but I also speak English. I went to school, to Pinnguaq school and I finished my ninth grade. After that, I worked and…

My Story: Joanie

My name is Joanie and I am an Innue from Mashteuiatsh, a community on the shores of Lac-St-Jean. I am 23 years old and I grew up in my community with my family. I came to Montreal in March 2020, only a few days before the beginning of the pandemic in the city. When I…