14th Annual General Assembly

Ouje-Bougoumou, Qc. Dec 11, 2020 – The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) announces its 14th Annual General Assembly to be held January 26 – 27, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the annual general assembly will be held virtually online.

The two-day event will cover corporate matters, appointment of the Chairperson and Secretary, elections of board members, community and financial reports among other items. Entertainment and artist demonstrations will be provided between breaks.  Workshops will be presented on various topics including how to start an arts and crafts business, funding resources, sponsorship programs among other topics. The full schedule and program will be distributed in January, 2021.

This year’s theme is “Cree Creations: For Today and for the Future.”

Although challenging, this year has enabled the Cree Native Arts and Crafts Association to create local arts committees in the Cree communities, develop tools to expand membership and streamline administrative procedures. This is reflected in this year’s theme, and the direction we are pursuing by increasing support for existing members, while encouraging Cree artists and artisans to join in expanding our reach in Eeyou Istchee and across the globe. We are excited to present our members and their artistic practices at the AGA, even if only virtually. Being responsive to unprecedented challenges and adapting to new realities today, will establish a strong foundation for the future.

It is with honor, respect, and gratitude that we extend an invitation to all our members and look forward to engaging the CNACA community in forging new directions for our association.

On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of CNACA, we look forward to meeting you virtually at the Annual General Assembly.

About Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association

To diversify and grow a sustainable arts, crafts and cultural economy in Eeyou Istchee involving partnership among Cree Artist Artisans and Cree communities that will preserve, promote and enhance the heritage of the Eeyou Nation while both encouraging contemporary means of expression and maintaining Cree Culture, Values, traditions and skills.

 

For additional information, please contact any of the following CNACA staff.

 

Gaston Cooper

Executive Director

Email: cooperg@cnaca.ca

Phone: 418-745-2444 ext: 3333

 

 

Adrienne Shecapio

Projects & Events Coordinator

Email: adrienne.shecapio@cnaca.ca

Phone: 418-745-2444 ext: 3222

 

Jason Otter

Product Manager

Email: products@cnaca.ca

Phone: 418-745-2444 ext: 3226

Mike Wong

Communications & Marketing

Email: communications@cnaca.ca

Phone: 514-831-9076