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Inuit hockey funding cut in half

After being celebrated for a decade of good work, Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program in northern Quebec is being told it had strayed from its crime prevention mandate to focus on winning tournaments.

The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program which was created in 2006 by former NHL player Joe Juneau.
The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program which was created in 2006 by former NHL player Joe Juneau.  (FACEBOOK/NYHDP NORDIKS)  

MONTREAL (Feb. 28) —Joé Juneau spent a lifetime learning about teamwork and determination as a collegiate hockey player, an aeronautical engineering student and 13 seasons in the NHL.

He has been trying to instill those same values in the Arctic villages of northern Quebec with a hockey program aimed at keeping Inuit youth on a path clear of the hazards of boredom, unemployment, addiction and crime that plague the region. Continue reading

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