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Wapikoni at the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

// Wapikoni

From April 24 to 26, 2016 the Canadian Commission for UNESCO held its 56th Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg. 

This meeting was to allow "members of CCUNESCO, students, teachers and participants to acquire, through immersive and interactive experiences, knowledge about education on global citizenship, with the emphasis on human rights and social inclusion in the Canadian context." 

It was during a working session at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, that Manon Barbeau and Widia Larivière, as guest speakers, presented the activities of the Wapikoni to an audience of 300 people. 

This event allowed the Wapikoni to initiate new projects and to strengthen its ties with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) to advance the recognition of indigenous rights in Canada through cinema. 

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is a vital ally for the Wapikoni, based on its expertise in cooperation, culture and education. By participating in the Annual General Meeting, the Wapikoni reaffirms its status of cultural and social major actor in Canada.