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Presentation of the First Peoples Festival 2015 program and National Aboriginal Peoples Day

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Présence autochtone 2015

Flashes of warmth and thundering drums will mark summer’s arrival in Montreal. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration. June 21st National Aboriginal Peoples Day Participants will gather on St. Jacques Street, at the intersection of St. Laurent Boulevard, starting at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., bearing our giant effigies, to the sound of…

Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner gets the top rank : Land Insights salutes

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Terres en vues / Land Insights salutes the top rank awarded to Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner on the list of the best Canadian films of all time. Bravo to Zacharias Kunuk, to Norman Cohn, to the Inuit cast of the film, and in particular to Natar Ungalaaq, unforgettable in the title role. Bravo as well…

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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National Aboriginal Day

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.