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Aboriginal community forges template for change – CBC.ca

by NationTalk on January 26, 2012480 Views

Aboriginal community forges template for change

‘We have a home,’ resident says

CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2012

Like many aboriginal communities, living conditions are a concern in Oujé-Bougoumou in northern Quebec, but over the years there have been major improvements, changing both attitudes and lives.

Thomas Bosum, 30, said he remembers a not so distant time in the 1990s when there were only shacks, tents and no running water or power.

Today some 800 people live in Oujé-Bougoumou, in the middle of the province halfway between Quebec City and James Bay.

“Before we used to live in shacks along the highway,” Bosum told CBC News.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/01/25/housing-aboriginal.html

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