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news: Gateway to Building Economic Channels - Dr. Ted Moses

Gateway to Building Economic Channels" Val d'Or Congress Centre 4th to the 6th of June 2002

Posted: 2002-07-16

I have accepted the honour of co-chairing with the honourable Mayor Mr. Fernand Trahan, a major regional economic conference, "Gateway to Building Economic Channels", which will be convened in the Val d'Or Congress Centre from the 4th to the 6th of June 2002. This conference has been called as a direct consequence of the New Relationship Agreement between the Cree Nation and the Government of Québec-la Paix des Braves.

This will be the first serious opportunity to examine the economic implications and assess the opportunities which our agreement opens for everyone in the Region. We will explore in depth the agreement with Québec and the implications of the Cree presence in the Region. Our goal is the creation of strategic alliances, joint ventures and economic and business links between Cree entrepreneurs and businesses in the Region.

I have discussed this initiative with the Honourable Rémy Trudel, Minister of Native Affairs and Regions. He is very excited about the prospects for this conference, and in the whole new direction we are now able to take because of our agreement with Québec.

Québec and the Crees have taken a remarkable initiative, and we have set out forthrightly to achieve success. I hope to see you in Val d'Or.

Grand Chief Dr. Ted Moses