our new center
A Cultural and traditional healing center
On May 21, 2018, we were able to say "Home at last!" through the purchase of a 400,000 square meter lakeside lot in La Conception, near Mont-Tremblant (Laurentian region, Quebec). We have been looking for this rare pearl for years and it has finaly come to us: extremely well located in the forest, with a beautiful lake for canoeing, lots of land for our constructions, hiking trails and tranquility.
To welcome you:
Thanks to the invaluable help of donors and several dozen volunteers, we have built 4 large prospector tents:
2 dormitories that can accommodate a total of 20 people
1 kitchen/dining room
1 tent for teachings
And a fifth small two-bed tent for accompanying persons
The next steps:
We are now continuing to work with our funders on the construction of the large buildings, leading to the creation of the cultural and healing center we have always dreamed of
Your help will enable us to pay the architects and town planners for the next stage of our work
A little more about the project
The many people involved in the development of Kina8at are inhabited by a desire for reconciliation, healing and rapprochement between peoples. This impulse is rooted in the work of the organization's co-founders, Dominique Rankin and Marie-Josée Tardif, who have worked for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people for several decades.
Their vision is to create a place where Kina8at could fully flourish and where more people can discover the immense wealth of Aboriginal cultures.
Aware of the distress experienced in many indigenous communities and the growing need for new generations to finally find their identity, our efforts patiently point to reconciliation in all its forms. In fact, the Kina8at project corresponds in many respects to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that we have experienced in recent years in Canada.
Your financial contribution will enable Kina8at to build a center for the transmission of Aboriginal culture, while allowing Aboriginal people to regain the joy of life and pride of their ancestors.
IT'S HAPPENING! We started our activities at the Kina8at Centre in La Conception - Quebec. Your help - be it financial or logistical - will help us grow this place dedicated to Indigenous cultures.
Encouraging Kina8at means participating together in the reconciliation with the First Nations, allowing Indigenous people to reconnect with their roots and contribute to the development of their cultures.