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Taking the pulse of Native communities across Quebec

On the day of a major meeting planned between First Nations leaders and the Prime Minister, Idle No More protesters are demonstrating across Canada. But some leaders - including Attawapiskat's Chief Theresa Spence - are boycotting the meeting. Quebec AM called out to several members of Native communities across Quebec to get a better sense of what's at stake today.

Pakesso Mukash is a Cree musician. He's member of the band CerAmony. We also speak to Michèle Audette, president of the Native Women's Association of Canada and Chief Dean Vicaire of the Listiguj Mi'kmaq community.
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Gilbert Whiteduck is the Chief of the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi, in western Quebec.
He's in Ottawa this morning. We also hear from Jeanette Pilot and Aniesh Vollant. Since New Year's Eve, these two women from the Innu community of Uashat, in Sept-Iles, have been on their own hunger strike in solidarity with Chief Spence. Pilot and Vollant say they won't be ending their hunger strike until there is a concrete, major commitment of action from the federal government.
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For up-to-the-minute updates on the meeting between First Nations leaders and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, visit this link. You can also follow the hashtag #J11 on Twitter.
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