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African immigrants find careers — and kinship — with N.W.T. Indigenous organizations – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202048 Views

‘Somebody’s problem is everybody’s problem,’ and other reasons the North is like Africa

Jun 24, 2020

When Ambe Chenemu finished rousing the crowd at the Black Lives Matter protest in Yellowknife earlier this month, he handed the megaphone to his former employer: Chief Ernest Betsina of the Yellowknives Dene.

Chenemu credits the First Nation with giving him his first real job.

“They welcomed me and I could relate to a lot of the traditional lifestyle and the traditional way of life,” Chenemu says.

Chenemu is one of a handful of African immigrants finding kinship, and connection, with Indigenous organizations in the N.W.T.

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