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Families reveal pain of Atikamekw children’s mysterious disappearances half a century ago


In the Indigenous communities of Quebec’s Upper Mauricie region, including Obedjiwan, pictured here, there are few families that haven’t been affected by the disappearance of a child. (Archives of the Atikamekw Nation Council)

Indigenous communities of Quebec’s Upper Mauricie region grapple with loss

CBC News, Dec 3, 2017

The hearings held this week into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Quebec’s North Shore dredged up painful memories that still haunt families in the northeastern part of the province. Read the rest of this entry

Former Atikamekw police chief gets 6 years for sexual assault


Jean-Paul Néashish was found guilty of a series of sexual assault charges in December. (ICI Radio-Canada)

Jean-Paul Néashish is guilty of sexual assault of five women, including three who were under 14

By Marika Wheeler, CBC News, October 11, 2016

The former police chief of an Atikamekw community northwest of Quebec City was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for sexually assaulting five women over a 40-year period. Read the rest of this entry