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BCRTA member Helene McGall shares the fascinating adventure of teaching in Canada’s North, the challenges and rewards of doing so. At 75, Helene reflects on her own indigenous identity, the unique and tragic history of Northern Quebec’s history, and lessons learned during her time teaching there.

To view the report about the treatment of Inuit in Quebec that Helene references, please visit

This presentation was given as part of the BC Retired Teachers’ Associations 2023 Conference on September 29, 2023.