May 26 Event: First Nations First (PDAC Workshop)

The JETAA Québec/Atlantique Executive Committee and the Montreal JET Desk are pleased to announce a new and exciting PDAC event!

As unofficial ambassadors of Canada who endeavor to share Canadian culture with Japanese students, colleagues, and friends, JETs realize that they need to learn a lot more about First Nations first, in order to deepen their understanding of the First Nations people and culture.

To help the JET family create a bond with First Nations people and culture, JETAA Q/A has organized, with the support of the Montreal JET Desk, a visit to the local community of Odanak for a culture-sharing session hosted by Abenaki Anthropologist Nicole O’Bomsawin.

Current JET Candidates, JET Alumni, and JSAA Q/A Members are encouraged to partake in this unique experience!

Note that this event is also open to plus-ones (family or friends) of the above, if space allows.


Date & Time

Saturday, May 26, 2018, (Meetup: 600, Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal, QC H3B 4L6 (subject to change depending on construction in the area)) 9:00-16:30 (Return to Downtown Montreal)

Please bring a lunch for the picnic! (Traditional refreshments/snacks will also be served.)


JET candidates and alumni: 25$, after the JETAA Q/A subsidy!

JSAA Q/A members and non-members (plus-ones): 35$

This price includes transportation, museum tickets, and the aforementioned refreshments and traditional snacks.

For the purposes of this event, 'JET candidate' includes Short List and Alternate candidates of the 2018 JET Programme.


To make registration as no-nonsense as possible for everyone, JETAA Q/A uses an online payment system. You need only use the button below to register and prepay. And you can pay using any of a number of accepted credit cards!

Note: Please register by or before 17:00, Friday, May 18, 2018 (places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-registered, first-served basis). Please also note that, due to the upfront costs associated with the event, we may be unable to process refunds past a certain date.

  1. First, select the appropriate number of attendees. JETAA members, JSAA members, or JET candidates who are together should pay separately (though they may of course use the same payment method for the two transactions).
  2. Second, please indicate the full name of the JETAA Q/A member, JSAA member, or JET candidate in the text field.
  3. Third, click on the button and follow the prompts.

Done! We hope you find this experience satisfying, but please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any comments or questions.

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