MIL-OSI Translation: Indigenous economic development: the Government of Canada supports the Naskapie Nation of Kawawachikamach

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –

Source: Government of Canada – in French

The Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach obtains financial assistance of $750,000 from DEC for the construction of a promenade.

Kawawachikamach (Quebec), June 12, 2024 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (DEC)

Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is a priority for the Government of Canada. Indigenous entrepreneurs play a crucial role in economic development in Canada. In the wake of National Indigenous History Month, our government would like to highlight the leadership and know-how of Indigenous entrepreneurs, who are essential to building a stronger, more resilient and more inclusive Canadian economy.

This is why the Honorable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for CED, is taking this opportunity today to announce a repayable contribution of $750,000 to the Naskapie Nation of Kawawachikamach. This support from CED will allow the community to build a boardwalk leading from Kawawachikamach to Hanas Lake.

In 2014, the Naskapie Nation adopted a community development plan aimed at improving the development of Kawawachikamach. One of the key elements of this plan is the establishment of the promenade, an essential infrastructure that will allow several community and cultural organizations to develop new outdoor activities. It will also encourage the creation of businesses in the fishing, camping and adventure tourism sectors.

The Government of Canada recognizes and supports businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. Quebec’s economic strength is based on strong industries whose organizations are anchored in the regional economy. Indigenous entrepreneurs make an important contribution to growth, in addition to being key assets for building a stronger, more resilient, greener and more inclusive economy.


“Our government is committed to supporting the economic development of Indigenous communities and advancing reconciliation. This is why, as part of National Indigenous History Month, we are proud to highlight the work of the Naskapie Nation of Kawawachikamach. Thanks to DEC’s support for the construction of a promenade, we are contributing to the economic development of the community and increasing the tourist attractiveness of the Côte-Nord region. Congratulations to the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach on the completion of this project. »

The Honorable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for DEC

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions for its invaluable support for our promenade project, which will considerably revitalize outdoor activities for the Naskapi Nation and should have many positive impacts, in particular by offering a safe place for our children and Elders to walk, gather and enjoy our beautiful waterfront. »

Louise Nattawappio, Deputy Chief, Naskapie Nation of Kawawachikamach

Quick facts

The funds were granted under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. This program aims to help communities seize opportunities for development and economic diversification that are promising for the future. DEC is the key federal partner for regional economic development in Quebec. Thanks to its 12 regional business offices, DEC supports businesses, support organizations and all regions of Quebec towards the economy of tomorrow. In 2009, the House of Commons designated the month of June as National Aboriginal History Month. This is an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. It is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the stories, successes and resilience of Indigenous peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to influence the evolution of Canada. The 2024 federal budget proposes the section An equitable future for Indigenous people whose goal is to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities have the means they need to grow and succeed on their own terms and thus continue to make important progress towards reconciliation. Throughout the month of June, individuals, communities and organizations will highlight First Nations, Inuit and Métis historical figures, leaders and cultures on social media with the hashtag

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