The Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council and Ville de Gatineau are pleased to host the 2023 Great Gathering, an event that encompasses the 3rd Summit of First Nations and Municipalities on Reconciliation and the 3rd Grand Regional Economic Circle of Indigenous Peoples and Quebec, on March 22, 23 and 24, 2023 in Gatineau.
This 2023 Great Gathering will provide the opportunity to highlight the many productive collaborations among Quebec municipalities and Indigenous Peoples. In addition, the 2023 Great Gathering will help strengthen our connections, pursue reconciliation and encourage civic, cultural and business partnerships.
Previous editions of the Summit enabled everyone to get to know each other better. It is now time to move these relationships to the next level. That is why Ville de Gatineau has decided to align with the mission of the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec, which aims for greater participation by Indigenous Peoples businesses and communities in Quebec's economy, by hosting an event that will specifically be addressed to elected officials and Indigenous Peoples chiefs. Economic development representatives for both parties will also be invited to this post-pandemic edition.
The 2023 Great Gathering will be the ideal opportunity to pursue discussions started during the previous summits, all with the aim of achieving true reconciliation and the creation of close friendships among nations, communities, cities and municipalities.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Gatineau in March 2023.
France Bélisle, Mairesse
Ian Lafrenière, Ministre responsable des Relations avec les Premières Nations et les Inuit
March 22 to 24, 2023
Detailed schedule to be announced
Maison du citoyen
25 rue Laurier
Telephone: 819-243-2345, extension 7463
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.