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First Peoples Festival earns Top Event Award 2015 presented by Aboriginal Tourism Quebec

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Montreal March 26 2015. Terres en vues, société pour la diffusion de la culture autochtone is pleased to announce that First Peoples Festival has earned the Top Event 2015 award presented by Aboriginal Tourism Quebec at the Entrepreneurship Recognition Gala for Aboriginal Tourism. This ceremony was the closing event at the 4th International Aboriginal Tourism…

Award List – Films and Videos 2014

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Teueikan Award – Creation Grand prize: 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…

Filmmakers from the whole world at First Peoples’ Festival 2014

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Drunktown’s Finest, Grand Prize at Los Angeles Outfest, awaited in Montreal with its director Navajo director Sydney Freeland next week for First Peoples’ Festival, has won the Grand Jury Award at the 32nd LGBT Los Angeles Outfest, for her feature film Drunktown’s Finest. The screenplay invites us to follow three young Navajos at the crossroads….

Eruoma Awashish – Reliques et passages

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The Canadian Guild of Crafts is proud to present, in partnership with the Montreal First Peoples Festival, the most recent solo exhibition by artist Eruoma Awashish, Reliques et passages, which will be held from July 17th to August 30th 2014. The opening will take place on Thursday, July 17th 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7…

Rigoberta Menchú has cancelled all her international commitments

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To prepare for the trial of the accused in the massacre at the Spanish embassy in Guatemala, Rigoberta Menchú has cancelled all her international commitments Very soon, a historic trial will get underway in Guatemala in order to judge the accused in the Spanish embassy massacre. As we recall, on January 31st 1980, the national…

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú to attend Montréal First Peoples Festival

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A visit from Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú; a launch of Samian’s new album, marked by a concert on the Loto-Québec stage at Place des Festivals, bedecked, illuminated and adorned in the colours of Aboriginal cultures, a top-flight international film and video competition, a jury chaired by the actor Sébastien Ricard; street theatre, exhibits,…

National Aboriginal Peoples Day

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June 21st 2014. Celebrate National Aboriginal Peoples Day Gathering – Corner St Jacques and St. Laurent in Old Montreal at 3:30 p.m. Civic ceremony saluting the day – Dancing, drumming, honour songs in Old Montreal at Place d’armes at 4 p.m.

Call for entries – 24nd edition of Montreal First Peoples Festival

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July 29th to August 5th 2014 Film & Video Showcase DEADLINE: MARCH 31st, 2014 Extended period for submission : new deadline April 15 On-line entry form Inscriptions 24e édition du Festival Présence autochtone, Montréal 29 juillet au 5 août 2014 Volet films et vidéos DATE LIMITE: 31 MARS 2014 Prolongation de la période de soumission jusqu’au 15…

23rd First Peoples’ Festival opening night

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The Land Insights team wishes to thank everyone who attended the First Peoples’ Festival opening night. We were able to count on the presence and support of Mr Ghislain Picard, AFNQL Chief, Ms Élisabeth Larouche, Ministre déléguée aux Affaires autochtones and several other guests of the films and videos segment of our festival. Pierre Bastien…