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Montreal Launch of Chefs Autochtones du Canada - McCord Museum, 28 May, 2009

The Montreal launch of the French version of our book took place at the McCord Museum of Canadian History. Among those taking part were Regional Chief of the AFN for Quebec and Labrador, Ghislain Picard, Chief Andrew Delisle of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke, The Honourable Raymond Chrétien, former Canadian ambassador to the United States, and Victoria Dickenson, Executive Director of the McCord Museum. The event was hosted by Jean Chevrier, President and Publisher at New Federation House, Denis Daigneault, Vice-president of New Federation House and Editor of Native Leaders of Canada/Chefs Autochtones du Canada, and Jeanne Poulin and Gerald Gummersell, Directors of New Federation House. Among our guests were Corinne Mount Pleasant-Jetté and Albert Snow of the Mohawk Nation who were advisors to our project, writers Anna De Aguayo, Julie Gedeon, Kathy Horibe, Brian Parsons, and Lisa Peterson, along with our esteemed translator, Franck Hénault. We wish to extend our thanks the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Jacques Chagnon, Member for Westmount-Saint-Louis and Vice-president of the National Assembly of Quebec, for their sponsorship of the event.
Subsequent to the event former prime minister, the Right Honourable Joe Clark
, joined the directors and organizers for an informal session at the McCord Musem.

Gerald Gummersell - New Federation House Director addresses the gathering.

Nikol Ds at the reception desk greeting our guests.

Chief Andrew Delisle, who gave the invocation at the start of the evening, New Federation Director Jeanne Poulin and Regional Chief Ghislain Picard.
New Federation Director Jeanne Poulin (centre) with members of Odaya Singers who performed for our guests.

Jeanne Poulin introducing our guest of honour, Regional Chief Ghislain Picard.

Chief Ghislain Picard, Regional Chief for Quebec and Labrador of the Assembly of First Nations.

A few of our many invited guests.

Chief Delisle and author, Brian Parsons.

Editor Denis Daigneault and his wife, graphic designer Leonor Daigneault.

Denis Daigneault, Jean Chevrier and Gerald Gummersell.

New federation House President and Publisher, Jean Chevrier.

New Federation House Director, Jeanne Poulin.

The organizing group with the Right Honourable Joe Clark.

Editor and translator,Franck Hénault.

Jean Chevrier, Franck Hénault and Denis Daigneault.

Patricia Chevrier, Jean Chevrier and Line Mousseau.


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