Charles Bender, chairman of Terres en Vues/ LandInsights and André Dudemaine, artistic director, are proud to announce the nomination of Gabrielle Piché to the role of administrative director, replacing Daniel Corvec, cofounder of the festival, who has since retired. ‘’I am very proud of all the years I have passed within Terres en Vues/LandInSights during which I have dedicated time and effort to making the First Peoples Festival a yearly event which contributes to expand First Nations cultural outreach, while keeping our finances sound and robust’’ declared Daniel Corvec, who remains a member and treasurer of the association.
“Gabrielle Piché has been with Terres en Vues for five years and has acquired remarkable experience which enables her to take up the succession due to her long-term participation in the organization. We are very happy that she has accepted this challenge and it is with confidence that we will continue our activities together’’ made clear André Dudemaine.
Originally from Québec City, Gabrielle Piché obtained a baccalaureate in Hispanic studies and is preparing a master in Uruguayan literature. After spending many years in Uruguay and in Argentina, she returned to Québec to join the Terres en Vues team as office manager and coordinator of the Young Ambassadors project of the First Peoples festival. “In 2003, during a trip to British Columbia, in S’olh Tmexw (the Stó:lō nation territory), I learned the truth about the existence of residential schools. I was 19 at the time; what disillusionment in regards to ‘’the best’’ country in the world and all of what we are taught in school… I think it is important as a citizen to contribute to the construction of bridges between nations and reconciliation, Terres en Vues’s main mission.