June 21 11 am: Participants will gather on St Jacques Street, at the intersection of St. Laurent Boulevard. 11:30 am: Bearing our giant effigies, to the sound of the fanfare and drums, we will march joyously towards Place d’Armes, where a festive, ceremonial and artistic program will take place. Noon: Lightinh the Solstice fire, tobacco…

The Montreal First Peoples Festival is calling on you to submit your audiovisual works for this years’ showcase, taking place August 2nd to August 9th. As always, we will screen a selection of films of all kinds, short and feature-length, representing First Nations across the Americas and other parts of the world. Although we seek…

La maison de la culture Mercier présente Reliques et Passages Peintures et installation de Eruoma Awashish Du 9 janvier au 7 février 2016 Vernissage et performances : le samedi 16 janvier à 14 h, avec Buffalo Hat Singers, chants traditionnels autochtones au son du tambour, et Ivanie Aubin-Malo, danseuse traditionnelle habillée en regalia. Une exposition…

Terres en Vues vous invite à Reconfiguration Paysage culturel et réconciliation Mini-colloque sur l’amérindianité à inscrire dans le paysage urbain montréalais. Réflexions libres sur les rapports du territoire montréalais à son héritage amérindien et sur l’apport des Premières Nations à l’identité du lieu. Discussions et exposés sur les changements souhaités; sur les projets prometteurs, ceux…

2014 Festival awards

Teueikan Award – THE HEALING WINDS

By Joël Montañez

At the precise point starting from which a true artist is able to speak out against reality as if it were a fiction in which we believe too innocently, Joël Montañez has set up his camera and turned his lens towards a Northern village and Inuit faces, including female lead Reepa Arreak’s sublimely pained countenance. The poverty of the means at the filmmaker’s disposal, far from confining him to creative indigence, seems… Read more

Rigoberta Menchu Award – LE CHANT DE LA FLEUR

By Jacques Dochamps, José Gualinga

The narration is not by an anonymous, faraway voice, as we think for a moment as the film begins. It is in the first person singular, told by the wife of the chief of a Sarayacu village, the account of a collective struggle for the integrity of the land the survival of an Amazonian First Nation depends on, as well as the chronicle of a people’s victory over a petroleum multinational… Read more