Conference with Ms Viviane Michel, President of the Association "The Native Women of Quebec"
"Native Women of Quebec : 40 years of fight for the Rights of Native Women"
In the framework of the International Women's day 2014, we are pleased to introduce Ms. Viviane Michel. She is from Mani Utenam and has been involved for over 10 years in FAQ , first as Director of the Innu Nation and then as Vice- President of the Association from 2010 to 2012 .
Bilingual in French and Innu , Viviane Michel is a woman of tradition who makes a point of showcasing the traditional practices of her nation and of promoting respect for the identity and culture of nations and indigenous women.
Her career as a speaker for the shelter for Aboriginal women Missinak in Quebec led her to be familiar with issues related to Aboriginal women.
Moreover, she was a member of the board of the Network of shelters for Aboriginal women in Quebec coordinated by FAQ which developed many tools to adapt the services offered to the cultural realities of Native women.
She also worked as a carer for survivors of Native boarding schools, supporting their healing process and their claims for indemnities from the independent evaluation process.
Viviane Michel was elected President of Quebec Native Women in October 2012.
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The Conference will also include a presentation by Ms Manon Barbeau, Director and Founder of "Wapikoni Mobile".
For over thirty years, Manon Barbeau worked as a writer and director for several organizations.
In 2004, Manon Barbeau creates the Wapikoni mobile with the help of the Atikamekw Nation Council (Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw) and the First Nations Youth Council of Quebec and Labrador (Conseil des jeunes des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador).
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