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CBC Quebec broadcasts from Val-d'Or

CBC Quebec was in Val-d'Or Friday to explore how the community is responding to changes and challenges, especially concerning its significant First Nations population.

Quebec AM and Breakaway broadcasted live from the Native Friendship Centre in Val-d'Or

Melisa Pash and Christian Legault, seen here with host Susan Campbell, provided music on Quebec AM. (Marika Wheeler/CBC)

CBC Quebec was in Val-d'Or Friday. The community is an economic, educational and cultural hub in the northwest. CBC is exploring how it is responding to changes and challenges, especially concerning its significant First Nations population.

This painting is by Frank Polson, an Anishnabe artist from the Long Point First Nation. CBC Quebec is hosting two live shows from the room named after him at the Native Friendship Centre in Val-d'Or on Friday. (Susan Campbell/CBC)
Quebec AM began the day at 6 a.m. ET with Susan Campbell hosting a special live broadcast from the Native Friendship Centre in the Salle Polson. The room is named after artist Frank Polson, an Anishnabe member of the Long Point First Nation in Winneway.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Breakaway host Rachelle Solomon continued our special programming. In the first part of the program, listeners heard about different education and community projects. The focus then shifted to celebrating sports, culture and youth in northwestern Quebec.

Check out our blog to see what how the day of programming unfolded.

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