Our Mission

Tinhinan’s mission is to contribute to lifelong learning for all, learning that is both inclusive and quality.

We aim to create bridges between diverse Ontario communities: newcomers indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples of different generations with education as a foundation.

Our guiding principles

A little history…

Tinhinan is the name of an indigenous queen of the Kel Tamasheq (Tuareg) people. The co-founders of the Association, Mrs. Nanah Djadah and Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, both originally from this people, chose to give this name to the association in order to always remember their origins. This is why, through our association, we are committed to helping other girls, boys, women and men find their place in Canada, while encouraging them to preserve their cultures and opening opportunities for them. opportunities towards this.

We are convinced that through exchanges and collaborations between the different members (natives, non-natives and immigrants) we will succeed in building bridges in various fields such as education, culture, social projects and thus contribute to building more inclusive sustainable communities, respectful of each other’s values.

Who we are

Today, Tinhinan Canada is made up of all volunteer members, mainly from immigrant backgrounds, from various academic and cultural backgrounds. We are pleased to introduce you to some of the people dedicated to the success of the association’s mission.

Board of Directors

Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine

Co-founder and President

Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine

Co-founder and President

Traditional Tuareg education, in medicine, master’s degree in Humanitarian Action, bachelor’s degree in Education. Several indigenous leadership roles, including former chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. As a researcher: co-chair of the UNESCO Chair on Indigenous-led collaboration for biodiversity conservation, health and well-being; one of the lead authors of the IPBES thematic assessment on the links between biodiversity, water, food and health; co-principal investigator of the global research project Ărramăt ; and adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.

Ahiya Kourouza

General secretary

Ahiya Kourouza

General secretary

Has been working in the IT field for 16 years. Very active in the associative environment during his caravan from Niger to Canada via Senegal, France and Switzerland.

Dr. Jamila Cheick Ben

Treasurer

Dr. Jamila Cheick Ben

Treasurer

Doctor in Niamey, Niger, where she founded a medical clinic to help improve access to health care for women and members of her indigenous community.

Team Members

Tassyla Queiroga

Administrative Assistant

Tassyla Queiroga

Administrative Assistant

Graduated in Law, with a master’s degree in Human Rights. Experience in international relations and human rights, with focus on quality education. Former Erasmus Fellow for Fundamental Rights studies in Spain.

Paul Nyemb Ntoogue

Lead Research Committee

Paul Nyemb Ntoogue

Lead Research Committee

PhD in Management Sciences focused on Marketing, Strategy and Organization. Teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Douala. Responsible for numerous associations in Africa and Europe which fight for the well-being of populations. Director of the Ascomt research team.

Pauline Anne Marie Mpouma

The ad Communication Committee

Pauline Anne Marie Mpouma

The ad Communication Committee

A certified Ontario teacher and IB-PP coordinator at Michaelle Jean public elementary school, Pauline is also an AEFO-U59 union delegate. Member of several non-profit associations operating in Canada and Africa. Member of the editorial board of Le Manager Africain .

Zaira Zambelli Taveira

Consultant

Zaira Zambelli Taveira

Consultant

Graduated in dentistry, master’s degree in public health. Former Fulbright Humphrey Program and PAHO International Health Leaders Program Fellow Experience in Indigenous Health in Brazil, included in the Ministry of Health. Coordinator in the Ărramăt project and Coordinator of advocacy and external relations at the Land is Life organization .

Talka reads Walet Aboubacrine

Member of the Research Committee

Talka reads Walet Aboubacrine

Member of the Research Committee

She is passionate about multidisciplinary research, particularly in health sociology, political science and gender issues, with an emphasis on Indigenous Peoples. She has conducted several research studies for the Tinhinan Sahel Association and its partners, including UNDP, OHCHR, WHO, Danish Embassy.

Dr. Carine Ouandji

Lead Education Project Submission and Management Committee

Mr. Innocent Yoboué

Lead education and linguistics

Ms. Pierrette Sokeng

Early childhood education consultant

Dr. Diallo Alpha

Member of the Research Committee