On September 23, 2015, the Kisis Circle and the humanities department of Cégep de Sainte-Foy partnered to hold a First Peoples Day at the college.
On November 25, 2015, the Québec City Kisis Circle team partnered with the Groupe d’éducation et d’écosurveillance de l’eau (G3E) to organize an evening on Indigenous water protection (“Soirée EAUtochtone”). The event, held at the Centre culture et environnement Frédéric Back in Québec City, aimed to foster closer ties between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and promote Indigenous cultures by raising awareness of water protection issues.
For the second consecutive year, the Québec City Kisis Circle also organized the launch of Wapikoni’s annual collection of short films at the Québec City Musée de la civilisation, taking place on December 2, 2015.
To celebrate National Aboriginal Day, the Québec City Kisis Circle, in collaboration with Limoilou en Vrac, organized a happy hour on the Bal du Lézard patio at 1049 3rd Avenue in Québec City. Attendees had the pleasure of hearing Alexandre Aneïkan Bacon share the legend of Tshakapesh, drawn from the tales of his Innu nation. Kathia Rock, accompanied by guitarist Nicholas Santerre, performed her Innu folk-country-rock tunes, getting people moving with her warm and lovely voice. Finally, throughout the day of June 21, Indigenous creators exhibited their original works during the Grand Bataclan set up on 3rd Avenue between 7th Street and 8th Street.
In Gatineau, the First Peoples Innovation Centre, with the support of the City of Gatineau’s department of arts, culture and letters, celebrated National Aboriginal Day for the first time in the city. More than 400 visitors participated, allowing the event to hit its attendance objectives. Present as well were two Anishinabeg Elders, representatives from the mayor’s offices and the federal MP for Hull—Aylmer. Visitors relished the chance to taste traditional dishes and to attend and participate in the activities: dream catcher making, mural creation, hoop dancing, a hunting dance and a back and forth of Indigenous and non-Indigenous drumming.