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How to tackle Nunavut suicide? Respect the input from youth say advocates – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2019200 Views

April 2, 2019

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says she doesn’t speak for all Inuit, or all northerners for that matter – but it seems she is expected to do so on many occasions by those who don’t live in Nunavut.

She recalls an instance where a professor at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ont. didn’t properly obtain her consent to share personal information and complex subject matter of Qaqqaq’s.

The professor attempted to break the ice on the first day back to school by loftily bragging about student accomplishments from the summer.

In a lecture hall thousands of kilometers away from home, Qaqqaq sank into her chair in the class as the attention in the room shifted to her.

The professor began to show a video of Qaqqaq as she participated the leadership program “Daughters of the Vote” held in the House of Commons in 2017.

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