National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak Congratulates Quebec’s 1st First Nation Lieutenant-Governor, Manon Jeannotte

Published: Jan 17, 2024Press Release

January 17, 2024 – Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, Ontario) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak, extends her congratulations today to Manon Jeannotte on her appointment as the new Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec. This appointment marks a significant milestone as Jeannotte becomes the 1st First Nation person to hold this role in Quebec. Jeannotte, who will assume the role at the end of January, is originally from the First Nation of Gespeg, a Mi’kmaq community on the Gaspé Peninsula.

“On behalf of the AFN, I extend my sincerest congratulations to Manon Jeannotte as she steps into the role of Quebec’s 1st First Nation Lieutenant-Governor,” said National Chief Woodhouse Nepinak. “This historic moment is a step forward in recognizing and valuing the important contributions of First Nation peoples in our shared future. I look forward to the positive impacts Manon Jeannotte’s leadership and contributions will bring to the province of Quebec and to First Nations.”

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AFN National Chief’s Office (NCO)                                  
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Kelly Reid
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