Media Invitation – The Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec
Wendake, Quebec, November 22, 2021: The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the Government of Quebec are inviting media representatives to follow the work of the Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec. This event is the result of discussions held as part of the work of the Joint AFNQL -Government of Quebec Political Table, which launched on March 19th. More than just an event, the Grand Economic Circle is the starting point of a movement focused on the full economic participation of Indigenous people.
WHAT: Grand Economic Circle of Indigenous People and Quebec
Conferences, workshops and panel discussions on topics related to the main theme of the event, namely the full participation of Indigenous people in Quebec’s economy as well as in the economic recovery.
WHO: Elected representatives of Indigenous people and Quebec
Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesspeople in Quebec
Representatives of civil society in Quebec
WHEN: November 25, 2021
8:30 am: Opening remarks from Mr. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, and Mr. Ian Lafrenière, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs
9:00 am: Grand opening interview with Mr. Peter Simons, President and CEO of La Maison Simons
4:30 pm: Press briefing – Review of the first day
November 26, 2021
8:10 am: Welcoming remarks from Mr. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, Ms. Maggie Emudluk, Vice -President of Economic Development for the Makivik Corporation, and Mr. Ian Lafrenière, Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs
4:20 pm: Press briefing – Review of the Grand Economic Circle
WHERE: Centre Sheraton Montreal
1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
INFO: A room will be set up on site for journalists to follow the proceedings and deliberations. Prior journalist accreditation is mandatory.
For more information or to view the full program, visit https://grandcercle.ca/en/participer/programmation/
NOTE: In order to comply with the public health directives related to the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists are asked to obtain prior accreditation. The rooms will be set up according to the public health directives in force. Presentation of the vaccination passport is strictly mandatory to access the event.
INFORMATION, ACCREDITATION AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS Éric Duguay
Media Relations Manager