In this episode, Pierre Donais interviews Ghislain Picard.
Ghislain Picard is Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. Hailing from the First Nations reserve and Innu community of Pessamit (formerly Batsiamites ) on Quebec’s north coast, he began arts and communication studies in 1976. After a brief stint in the federal public service, he received an offer from the Conseil Atikamekw Montagnais in 1978, and subsequently held various communications positions within the organization until his departure in 1983. In 1989, he was elected Vice-President of the Conseil des Atikamekw et des Montagnais. He was elected Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) in 1992.
Drawing on four decades of radio and TV experience, Pierre has a reputation for being as personable as he is astute. He joined CPAC in 2003 to host Revue Politique, a nightly review of the day’s politics for Francophone viewers. He also delves into the personal with guests on Tête à Tête. A former anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre also served as radio host and station manager. He has recently completed his Master’s degree in law at the University of Ottawa.