Discover the Stories of Members of the PAQ Community!

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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My Story: Charlotte

My name is Charlotte and I come from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. I grew up in my community with my family, my brothers, and sisters. I learned Inuktitut at first and English after. When I was young, I lived the Inuit way of life. I was camping most of the time, but also hunting and fishing. There…

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My Story: Pierre

My name is Pierre and I am Innu from La Romaine, on the Basse-Côte-Nord. Since my birth, I was placed in an orphanage, then in a foster home and finally adopted by a Quebec family when I was 5 years old. I grew up in many places with my adoptive family. We lived in the…

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My Story: Marie-Eve

My name is Marie-Eve and I am from the Huron-Wendat Nation. I am currently working as a psychosocial worker at Projets Autochtones du Québec. I was born in the Outaouais region from a Quebecer mother and a Huron-Wendat father. I have 2 sisters and a brother. For all of us, it was important to do…

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My Story: Simeonee

My name is Simeonee and I’m from Kuujjuaraapik in Nunavik. In the 40’s and 50’s it was called Great Whale River and the nearest Cree community is Whapmagoostui. Inuktitut is my first language and it’s really important for me, it’s my identity. I can also speak English. I grow up with my family in a…

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