Jeanne-Mance, Balmoral and De Maisonneuve Streets
Aug 4 to 12, 2020: Daily, noon to 11 p.m.
Free activities and Fees for activities
- Cooperatives and non-profit organizations
A landmark event in the renaissance of Indigenous cultures from throughout the Americas and the world, the international Montréal First Peoples Festival takes place over the course of ten days in Montréal’s most prestigious cultural venues.
An exciting multidisciplinary program offers a wide array of activities, ranging from major concerts, international film competitions, exhibitions, traditional dancing, live performances, seminars and meetings.
For the event, the Place des Festivals becomes a place of discovery, transformed by a scenography reminiscent of the First Peoples’ world view and inspired by contemporary Indigenous artists influenced by a rich artistic and spiritual heritage. Not to be missed: the large, central teepee that represents the vertical axis unifying the earth, sky and underwater world; the long house and teepees indicative of traditional architecture; and deer in the fountains referring to the animal world and life-giving forest.
An invitation for all ages to meet Indigenous people from across the continent and to discover their cultures in the spirit of celebration and sharing.
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