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Centre Innushkueu Mani-Utenam

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix and C?te-Nord

The Centre Innushkueu Mani-Utenam project won second prize in the Concours Ruralia-Desjardins (site in French only) - External link. This link will open in a new window. contest, organized by Solidarité Rurale in collaboration with Desjardins. A group of women from Maliotenam, a small community near Sept-Îles, decided to become autonomous and founded Centre Innushkueu Mani-Utenam, a home that keeps Innu women safe from isolation and fights poverty, creates jobs and gives them a source of pride, identity and strength, making them feel like they belong. The women now have somewhere where they can get support and help finding the right resources, training, information and even prepared meals.

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