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KWE 2021

For the 2021 edition, we have adapted the program of KWE in order to pursue our mission while respecting public health guidelines.

In 2021, KWE was held as an exhibition at Place Jean Béliveau at ExpoCité. The choice of Place Jean Béliveau was motivated by its central location and its capacity to accommodate 15,000 visitors on site while respecting the health and physical distance measures in effect because of the pandemic.

KWE had a significant digital segment. Visitors had access to a range of activities, skills videos and musical performances online to enjoy KWE as if they were there.

KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples has become a tradition in Quebec City and attracts visitors from all over the world, whether it be during the physical or online events like it was the case in 2021. The success of the event is based on the participation of the public in large numbers through the KWE Facebook page and the website.


The press conference to launch KWE 2021 program was held on June 1, 2021, and was streamed live on the KWE Facebook page.

The guests who took part in this virtual press conference were Ghislain Picard, President of KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples and Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, the Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Rémy Vincent; Alicia Despins who represents the Executive Committee of the City of Quebec; Dave Laveau, General Manager of Tourisme Autochtone Québec, a key partner of the 2021 edition.

Annonce programmation de KWE 2021
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Opening ceremony

For this hybrid edition, only guests were invited to attend the opening ceremony due to the pandemic. The official opening of KWE 2021 took place on Monday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m. and was broadcast live on the KWE Facebook page.

Dignitaries who gave speeches included Stéphane Picard, Dr. Stanley Vollant, Geneviève Latour, Steeve Gros-Louis, Alicia Despins, Ian Lafrenière, Geneviève Guilbault and Ghislain Picard. Additional dignitaries, Sol Zanetti, MP for Jean-Lesage and Sylvain Lévesque, MP for Chauveau, also attended the ceremony.