Victims Of «Not In My Yard»

The only night shelter for aboriginals in Montreal is threatened with closure. The Projets Autochtones du Québec Shelter, which houses Aboriginal homeless people in Montreal on De La Gauchetière Street, is threatened with closure. And so far, his relocation is blocked everywhere by the syndrome «not in my backyard». This night shelter, the only shelter…

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An Aboriginal Refuge Finally Finds A Site In Montreal

A house for homeless or precarious Aboriginals is being built in Montreal. A $ 7 million project, for which the sponsoring organization had a hard time finding a site, claiming to be a victim of the «not in my backyard» syndrome.   After studying at least 37 different sites, Projets Autochtones du Québec finally acquired…

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Aboriginal: From Community To Street

In Montreal, Aboriginal people represent 0.5% of the population, but 10% of the homeless. Many are suspicious of the health system, which makes them even more vulnerable. Incursion into their world alongside the Médecins du Monde mobile clinic team, whom we accompanied three times last fall. Testimonials. A stone’s throw from Place des Arts, a…

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Quebec Increases Aid To Aboriginal People Trapped In Cities

It was October 22, 2015: the program Enquête created the commotion by raising the veil on police abuse of Aboriginal women in Val-d’Or. One year later, Quebec is creating a new support program to support organizations working with urban Aboriginal people to help them avoid the pitfalls of their new lives. Abuse of power, intimidation,…

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Aboriginal Leaders Worried About Legalization Of Cannabis

Pierre Saint-Arnaud, La Presse canadienne, May 7 2017 MONTREAL – Aboriginal leaders are concerned about the potential consequences of legalizing cannabis on their communities. In an interview with La Presse canadienne, the head of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, did not hide that its members are extremely concerned…

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Montreal Aboriginal Shelter Staff Recall Happier Times

About half of clients at shelter facing closure are Inuit SARAH ROGERS Projets Auchtochtones du Québec runs Montreal’s only aboriginal homeless shelter in this brick building at 90 de la Gauchetière Street East. (PHOTO BY SARAH ROGERS Half of the beds at Montreal’s PAQ shelter are filled with homeless Inuit every night, which has community…

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