The Reality of First Nations in Quebec (IRA1-E36)

Product code: IRA1-E36

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August 15, 2024


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

French, with interpretation in English

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



There are 11 Indigenous Nations in Quebec, each with their own identity, history, language and culture. They continue to preserve and revitalize their ancestral cultures, while dealing with a variety of contemporary issues.

This event will focus on the reality of First Nations in Quebec and will feature a panel discussion on ways to preserve and revitalize ancestral cultures. Topics will include reappropriation of language and identity, strategies to promote closer collaboration between public institutions and First Nations, and cultural safety, which aims to create the conditions necessary for First Nations people to feel safe when receiving services.

Participants will learn more about the rich cultural heritage, resilience and contributions of First Nations in Quebec, and come away better equipped to interact, as public servants, with their Indigenous colleagues.


  • Nicole O’Bomsawin, Elder and Anthropologist
  • Emanuelle Dufour, Ph.D. (Art Education, Concordia University), Artist, Researcher and Author
  • Sabryna Godbout, Cultural Programming Manager, Huron-Wendat Nation Council, Wendake



  • Karine Picard, Manager, National Indigenous Policy Support, Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Date modified: 2024-08-15