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Wapikoni honored in Eastern Europe

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The Canadian embassies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary invited Wapikoni Mobile to the Canada Days in Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. Olivia Thomassie, from Kangirsuk, Nunavik, coordinator of the Wapikoni creation workshop in Montreal, and Lucille Veilleux, head of financing and partnerships, participated in many activities that took place from November 7 to 17: presentation of the Wapikoni model of intervention and creation, film screenings, conferences, panels and workshops. In Prague, the public screening was opened by Ms. Barbara Richardson, Ambassador of Canada to the Czech Republic, and in Budapest, by Ms. Isabelle Poupart, Ambassador of Canada to Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

One of the highlights of the tour was a workshop organized by Zsuzsanna Kozak and her colleagues of the Visual World Foundation in Budapest, which brought together 70 people, including representatives of organizations working with Roma populations and advocates for the recognition of minority rights. A few days later, the International Forum on Human Rights in Budapest invited Ambassador Isabelle Poupart to participate in a panel where she presented before 200 delegates the work of Wapikoni and two short films made by young Aboriginal filmmakers in Quebec.