25 Feb Michèle Audette and Ghislain Picard Appointed as Executive Board Co-presidents of Sacred Fire Productions
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Montreal, February 25th 2016 –Mrs. Michèle Audette and Mr. Ghislain Picard have joined Sacred Fire Productions in the role of co-presidents on the Executive Board. On the eve of 2017, SFP is proud to be represented by two representatives of Canadian Indigenous leadership.
For more than 20 years, Mrs. Michèle Audette has been highly involved in community politics. As the former president of Quebec Native Women and The Native Womens Association of Canada, Mrs. Audette was also the deputy minister of the Quebec Government’s Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and was responsible for the Secretariat for the Status of Women in Quebec from 2004-2008. “Sacred Fire Productions is an essential organization for the representation of Aboriginal culture in the urban context, a necessary component of Montréal’s artistic diversity.”
As Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador since 1992, Mr. Ghislain Picard is a fervent defender of Aboriginal rights. He knows all too well the issues and challenges that Indigenous communities are faced with. Mr. Picard is pleased to join Sacred Fire Productions and contribute to the exposure of Indigenous artists in the cultural industry of Quebec, Canada and the international community.
Mr. Charles Bender, comedian and spokesperson (vice-president), Éruoma Awashish, visual artist (administrator), Xina Cowan, responsible for communications at Rezolution Pictures (administrator), Sylvaine Rochon, Development Officer (administrator), Nadine Saint-Louis, Executive Director of SFP (administrator), Dominique Normand, visual artist (secretary) and Stéphane Guérard, Consultant in Social Economy (treasurer), comprise the rest of the Executive Board
ABOUT SACRED FIRE PRODUCTIONS- Sacred Fire Productions is a non-for-profit Aboriginal Arts Organization where the mission is to generate exposure for Aboriginal artists through providing opportunities for increased market exposure and the hosting of artistic and cultural events that support the professional, economic, personal and social development of artists.
ABOUT THE ASHUKAN CULTURAL SPACE- The Ashukan Cultural Space, an essential hub for Aboriginal art and artists, is the bridge for the integration of Aboriginal artists in the main urban art market of Old Montreal, a major cultural economy hub for the national and international market. Ashukan Cultural Space assembles under one roof a collective and solo exhibition space, as well as a boutique and training centre.
Mèlina Tsigounis, Ashukan Cultural Space