MLA Page — Nahanni Fontaine

Local events great models for youth

By: Nahanni Fontaine, St.Johns As published in The Times September 5, 2017 It has been an incredible summer out here in St. Johns. I have been just bursting with community pride because...

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Amazed by commitment of students

This past June, I had the pleasure of attending multiple school graduations in St. Johns. As a mother who attended every one my two children’s various graduation ceremonies from daycare to elementary to high school, I understand the pride and emotions parents feel...

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Local events great models for youth

It has been an incredible summer out here in St. Johns. I have been just bursting with community pride because of the great examples I have recently seen of the community spirit that brings us all together. We are so fortunate to have many strong and passionate...

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Indigenous women, girls’ lives are sacred

On April 8, we learned that the investigation into the disappearance of Christine Wood, age 21, is now a homicide. I want to take a moment to simply say to Melinda and George Wood, Christine’s parents from Oxford House First Nation, how incredibly sorry I am for the...

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Inspired by those fighting for women's rights

On March 8, women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day to recognize the progress that we’ve made, tirelessly fighting for our basic rights and freedoms. Like generations of grandmothers and mothers before me, I’ve sought to advance the rights of...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Judges

Madam Speaker, why didn't she just sink her bottom down into the basin so he could penetrate her? Why couldn't she just keep her knees together? Madam Speaker, sex and pain sometimes go together, that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'll grant you that the implication...

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Families Participate in MMIWG National Inquiry

Last week the member for Point Douglas (Mrs. Smith) and myself sat through testimonies at the national inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. We supported in awe and wept alongside as the Houle, McIvor, Daniels, Catcheway, Cook, McPherson and countless...

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