Endurance driver 2022

Pilot

David Kistabish

Community

Pikogan

Team

Courage

Teammates

Trycia Bazinet

Snowmobile

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Expedition® SE 900 ACE ™ Turbo

2022

Contact

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Track on GPS

BIOGRAPHY

David Kistabish was born March 30, 1983 in Amos, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, but he grew up in Pikogan, an Algonquin reserve. The first language he spoke was Anicinape, until he started elementary school and learned French. David learned the Anicinape values, hunting and fishing at a young age, practices that are still part of his identity today. He holds a DEP in carpentry and joinery and has worked for his community as a heavy machinery operator and on wastewater treatment. In June 2011, he was elected to the Pikogan Band Council. He completed 6 months as an advisor and then completed the term of vice-chief. In October 2015, he was elected Chief for a 4-year term. During this mandate, he notably put in place a historic consultation and accommodation agreement with the government of Quebec, the first of its kind in a territory without treaty. David got involved in counseling because he wanted to defend the rights of his community. What is close to his heart is the safeguarding of the language and the rights of the Abitiwinnik on their unceded territory, in order to ensure a better future for future generations. Today David has started his own aboriginal mining business called Kiwetin Construction - which means 'the North'. David participates in the expedition to support the causes of Indigenous women and to promote rapprochement between nations.

official sponsor

Accent Plein Air

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