First Nations First (2019)

On May 25, JETAA Q/A and the Montreal JET Desk held this year’s First Nations First pre-departure workshop.

New JETs, alumni, and guests had the chance to visit the local community of Odanak for a culture-sharing session hosted by Abenaki Anthropologist Nicole O’Bomsawin. On the menu for the day were, notably, a museum visit, traditional Abenaki snacks, and dancing. Participants were able to learn a great deal on the Abenaki people, who call themselves, fittingly, the People of the Rising Sun.

We wish to thank France Bourque-Moreau and Nicole O’Bomsawin for their involvement, without which this experience would not have been possible.

Video credits go to Francesca Abbondanza-Bergeron