Aboriginal Community Minister Starts Work

The new Aboriginal Community Minister for the Diocese of Montreal, the Rev. Annie Ittoshat, arrived in Montreal from Kuujjuarapik, in the north of Quebec, at the end of January.

She is accompanied by her family-husband Noah and three children, Minnie Ittoshat, Peter Ittoshat and Peter Kasudluak—and is based at St. Paul’s Church in Lachine, where the parish of that name closed in November 2012.

An Inuit from the Diocese of the Arctic, she has studied at John Abbott College and more recently Wycliffe College, where in May she became the first Inuk to receive a master of divinity degree.