Wendake, March 16, 2011 – Approximately 100 people from First Nation communities and different organizations of the Quebec civil society and the governments participated on March 15 and 16 at an event underlining aboriginal initiatives. This conference organized by the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute had as a theme: For Future Generations; a Better Understanding of First Nations.
This event allowed Aboriginal communities to present
the realities that they face as well as demonstrate the initiatives that they
have undertaken on the territory. The First Nations of Quebec are more and more
implicated on the territory. However, the majority of players on the territory
do not know and understand the reality of First Nations and the issues they
have to face.
The Conference on Sustainable Development for First Nation was an opportunity to break the walls between stakeholdersstated Andrée-Anne Vézina, Senior Project Officer at the FNQLSDI.
This event also allowed the networking and important discussions on the issues concerning the territory between different stakeholders.
About the FNQLSDI
The FNQLSDI supports the First Nation communities in their activities to protect and develop the quality of the territories, safeguard the Aboriginal culture and languages, the social and economic development as well as partnerships, and recognition of the interests and the rights of the First Nations. The FNQLSDI also develop tools and organize training sessions with a view to support First Nation communities in the achievement of their own sustainable development. For information: