QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Stanley Vollant, Spokesperson for KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples, Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, and Ghislain Picard, Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, met with the media today to brief them on this unique and unifying event. From September 1 to 3, the public is invited to the Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale in Quebec City (directly in front of the fontaine de Tourny) to learn more about the 11 Indigenous nations in Quebec.
The program includes a lot of activities throughout the weekend, such as workshops on traditional knowledge, tastings of culinary specialities, discussions to learn more about issues affecting Indigenous communities, and much more. The public will have the opportunity to attend performances by exceptionally talented artists, including Elisapie, KXO, Shauit, Matiu, David Hart, Melissa Girvan, Troupe Sandokwa and Barbara Diabo with the Buffalo Hat Singers. The weekend will culminate with an amazing performance by Loco Locass with Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Shauit. Admission is free.
"The Huron-Wendat Nation is delighted to host you on their territory, Nionwentsïo, for the KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples event. We are proud to welcome this gathering of our brothers and sisters from all Nations, in peace and unity."
Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief, Huron-Wendat Nation
"It is through events such as KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples that racism and discrimination will be fought. I am proud of this positive and unifying initiative that will provide a better understanding of the First Nations and Inuit in Quebec. I encourage everyone to attend!"
Ghislain Picard, Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador
"We are proud to support the event KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples. By promoting the 11 Indigenous Nations in Quebec through culture, music, tourism, culinary art and traditions, this unifying event aims to raise awareness and showcase the Indigenous cultures. I invite all Canadians to make a step forward towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples by taking part in the various activities planned throughout the weekend, and to live a unique experience."
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
"I invite Québécois of all ages to attend KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples and experience a festive immersion into the lives of the Indigenous peoples in Quebec. On behalf of the Government of Quebec, I am proud to be a part of this important event which, by stimulating all of the senses at once, will highlight the fascinating Indigenous cultures. I am sure many friendships will be made over these three days. I would like to congratulate the Council of the Huron‑Wendat Nation, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for this wonderful initiative, and I would like to thank the Huron‑Wendat Nation for hosting us."
Geoffrey Kelley, Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs
"KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples is an event that celebrates the cultures, traditions and contemporary life of the First Nations and Inuit. I am proud to be the spokesperson for this unifying event, which advocates bringing people together."
Stanley Vollant, Innu surgeon and founder of Puamun Meshkenu
KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples is a joint production of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, the Council of the Huron‑Wendat Nation (the event's host nation) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
Several other partners have helped make this event possible, such as the Government of Quebec, the City of Quebec, the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec, Québec Aboriginal Tourism, the Wapikoni mobile, the Cercle Kisis, the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association and the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse.
Media are invited to contact Mélanie Vincent for the accreditation at 418‑580‑4442 or [email protected].
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For further information: Or to request an interview: Mélanie Vincent, [email protected], Cell: 418-580-4442