The summer of 2017 has been filled with festivals and special events marking the
150th birthday of Canada as a nation, and Montreal’s 375th anniversary. But for
First Nations and Inuit people, their history on this land go back thousands and
thousands of years. Today, we welcome Nakuset back to LUUC to share her
perspectives on Canada’s 150th.
Nakuset, born to a Cree family in Manitoba, was a child of the infamous “60s
Scoop,” and was adopted by a Jewish family in Montreal. After many years
of wrestling with her identity, she is now proud to be “a Jewish Indian” and to be
known by her Mic Mac spirit name meaning “Sun.” Nakuset is the Executive
Director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.
Service Leader: Karine Deschamps
Musician: Kerry-Anne Kutz