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The Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg Nation and Ville de Gatineau Host the 2023 Great Gathering
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Ville de Gatineau
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The Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg Nation and Ville de Gatineau Host the 2023 Great Gathering

Gatineau and Val-d'Or, November 15, 2022 – The Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council and Ville de Gatineau are pleased to announce that they will be hosting 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.


Quick facts

This event will bring together more than 200 participants: Indigenous Peoples chiefs, Quebec mayors and economic development representatives.
3rd Summit of First Nations and municipalities on reconciliation: After Montréal in 2018 and Québec City in 2019, Gatineau will be hosting First Peoples chiefs and Quebec mayors around a same table to pursue discussions on reconciliation, but above all to set in place tangible measures that will strengthen our relationships. This annual Summit is an opportunity to connect, engage in constructive dialogue, and encourage collaboration among our communities. Because of the challenges posed by the pandemic and the municipal and Kitigan Zibi community elections, the event that was to take place in Gatineau in 2020 was postponed to 2023.
3rd Grand Regional Economic Circle of Indigenous Peoples and Quebec: After Montréal in 2021, and Mashteuiatsh and Val-d'Or in 2022, the Economic Circle will take place in Gatineau in 2023. This invitation to take part in two days of activities, discussions and business networking is extended to all Quebec First Nations economic stakeholders and elected officials. More than a mere event, the Economic Circle is a starting point for a movement promoting greater inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the province's economy. This initiative by the Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the Government of Quebec emerged from discussions in connection with the work of the Table politique conjointe and was launched to bring in a new era of nation to nation relations.
Organized in collaboration with the AFNQL, the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC), the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council (AANTC), the Outaouais regional county municipalities, Ville de Montréal, the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council and Ville de Gatineau, this gathering will provide the opportunity to highlight the many productive collaborations among Indigenous Peoples and Quebec municipalities, and to set in place winning conditions for new partnerships.
The economy: a shared interest. The program developed with the partners will include several activities, panels and interviews to expand on current topics related to the economy. Details can be found at gatineau.ca/grandrassemblement20….


Citations

“With Gatineau as the host city, the Algonquin Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation is proud to welcome within its territory these two events designed to bring people together, the 3rd Summit and the 3rd Grand Regional Economic Circle of Indigenous Peoples and Quebec. The economic character of this gathering sets the table for close collaborations and partnerships. I hope this will be a fine demonstration of the strength and authenticity of reconciliation,” indicated Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation Chief Dylan Whiteduck.

“With this Great Gathering, Gatineau is pursuing its reconciliation efforts and consolidating its nation-to-nation relationships. I am proud of the close work done with the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Nation Chief and community to welcome and bring together Indigenous Peoples' elected officials, Quebec mayors and numerous local economic development representatives. Together, we are advancing the work of bringing our communities closer together and concentrating on improving our ability to live side by side in harmony”, noted Gatineau Mayor France Bélisle.

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Sources
Mathee Warnett
Attachée politique,
Mairie
Ville de Gatineau
warnett.mathee@gatineau.ca
@ville_gatineau



Daniel Feeny
Director of communications,
Mairie
Ville de Gatineau
feeny.daniel@gatineau.ca
@ville_gatineau



Marie-Christine Tremblay
Strategic Advisor
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC)
418-843-1488, extension 1225
mtremblay@cdepnql.org
@cdepnql

À propos de Gatineau

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