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 the fanfare and drums, we will march joyously towards Place d’Armes, where a festive, ceremonial and artistic program will take place.
Starting at 2:30 p.m., lighting the Solstice fire, tobacco ceremony, homage to Kondiaronk and ceremonial speeches. Then, the drums, songs and dancing. With the Keepers of the Eastern Door from Kahnawake, Moe Clark et l’Orphéon de l’Île à la Tortue, the drums of Eya Hey Nakoda and the First Peoples’ Festival Masks and Effigies group.
All are welcome.
June 17th presentation of the First Peoples Festival 2015 program
At Maison de la Culture Frontenac, 11 a.m.
Find the press release and the highlights of the great celebration of First Peoples cultures (available from June 17th).
Our festival will take place from July 29th to August 5th 2015.