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Abuse of Power by the SQ: The AFNQL Calls for an Independent Inquiry

Wendake, October 23, 2015 – Following the disturbing revelations from the program "Enquête", on cases of abuse of power and violence against Aboriginal women from the Sûreté du Québec, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) does not accept the response from the Government of Quebec that wants us to believe that a simple internal investigation will shed light on very serious allegations against its provincial police force. With denunciations pointing to a two-tiered application of law and justice, the AFNQL demands that the Government of Quebec establish an independent inquiry with the necessary credibility for the victims and Aboriginal leaders. The AFNQL is also shocked to learn that the officers in question are still in service today.

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Artifacts found in Waskaganish

Archaeologists start dig after finding rare arrowheads on Waskaganish territory. A Quebec archaeological team will begin its work at an extraordinary site this week, as it explores a settlement that could be as old as the invention of the wheel. The Saunders Goose Pond discovery, which could date back 7,000 years, was found last summer on Waskaganish territory in northern Quebec.

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Kahnawake Mohawks get Cree help with beaver boom

The Mohawks were key players in Canada's fur trade, but the descendants of those early trappers and merchants have lost their trapping skills. So the Mohawk Council called on the more experienced Cree from Waskaganish on the southern tip of James Bay.

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Waskaganish Community Plan

Waskaganish Community Plan Waskaganish is beginning an exciting project to create a Comprehensive Community Plan. Developing a Community Plan is about understanding the need for change and preparing to move forward together as a community. To do this, we need to have a clear sense of where we are, a vision for where we want to go and a strategy for how to get there. Speaking with the voice and values of our people, the Community Plan takes a big picture view and will provide a clear direction for community development. Helping to guide short and long-term decisions, the Community Plan is a tool for inspiring positive change and for organizing and developing new initiatives.

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Crees move to intervene in legal proceedings commenced by Strateco Resources

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE: The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), the Cree Regional Authority and the Cree Nation of Mistissini today filed an intervention in the legal proceedings recently commenced by Strateco Resources against the Quebec Minister of the Environment.

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