NCFNG Quebec Office Optimistic about Rise of Young Leaders
The National Centre for First Nations Governance has relocated the Quebec regional office to Kahnawake, Quebec. Marcel Tessier from Indian Brook Nova Scotia joins the NCFNG team as the Quebec regional manager.
“When I look across this region, I am optimistic that the nation rebuilding landscape for our people is changing in Quebec. When speaking with nations, I have noticed there is a swing toward increased involvement in self-governance and preparation for the future.” Tessier notes that nations such as the Abenacki, the Algonquin, the Cree, the Mig’maq, and Mohawk are recognizing the importance of engaging youth and preparing them for their future leadership roles within self-governing nations.
The Centre views grooming and building the capacity of young, emerging leaders to be crucial to nation rebuilding. NCFNG’s Quebec region is excited about plans to engage the youth of Quebec and the communities they come from.