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2016-12-23Call for film submissions

The Montreal First Peoples Festival is calling on you to submit your audio-visual works for its 27th edition, taking place August 2nd to August 9th, 2017. As always, we will screen a selection of films of all kinds, short and feature-length, representing Indigenous peoples across the Americas and other parts of the world. Although we seek to present the work of Indigenous filmmakers...

2016-11-10Remise du prix Albert-Tessier à la grande cinéaste abénaquise Alanis Obomsawin

In French only.

Terres en vues se réjouit de la remise du prix Albert-Tessier à la grande cinéaste abénaquise Alanis Obomsawin et offre ses chaleureuses félicitations à la récipiendaire.

Attentive aux voix, d’abord et avant tout, son travail allait constituer en une mise en scène de la parole des peuples oubliés afin d’en restituer la grandeur et la cohérence. S’investissant totalement, films après films, la documentariste devient véritablement, dans le sens le plus fort et le plus noble du terme, porte-parole.

Il y a un cinéma selon Alanis Obomsawin,...

2016-08-29Gentil Cruz, passeur de mémoires

Gentil Cruz

DOCUMENTARY STREAMING UNTIL OCTOBER 31st, 2016 (Spanish with French subtitles)

Watch the wining film for 1st Prize of the Rigoberta-Menchu Award (for social significance) at the 26th edition of the festival. Presented online by Présence autochtone - Montreal First Peoples...

2016-08-10Palmarès 2016

Among wounded beings, neglected and often despised, like flashes of light on a blocked horizon, we witness great moments of humanity and hope. For weaving the marvels of an ancient legend into the banal contemporary reality of homeless people and for understanding that, atop the rubble of their broken dreams, men still dream;

The First Peoples Festival 2016 jury awards the Teueikan Grand Prize to Mekko by Sterlin Harjo (USA) 

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A man built bridges so the ancestral cosmovision of the Kogi people of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta...

2016-08-04Full-fledged cinema

100 TikisIn North America, new voices are emerging in First Nations cinema, through the work of First Peoples filmmakers who nowadays no longer hesitate to take on feature-length films.

For two feature films from the USA, the city has become the décor, the habitat and backdrop. There are clear cinematographic references: Herzog in the case of Harjo’s film Mekko, in which he chose Aboriginal homeless people in...

2016-08-03Two spokespersons for a powerful festival

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine - Émile ProulxCloutier

The two artists who are  spokepersons for the Montreal First Peoples Festiavl  2016, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Émile Proulx-Cloutier,  will introduce the concerts of the Festival Plaza in words and songs, through poetry and slam, Thursday, August 4 and Friday 5-20: 30 pm,  before Digging Roots and Shauit performances.

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine will also...

2016-08-01Close encounters with Aboriginal artists

The festival offers opportunities for contact and exchange with Aboriginals  filmmakers , storytellers, artists and leaders.

The  most intimate setting where , in small groups over coffee , an in-depth discussion is possible , is the meetings held at the Espace culturel Ashukan with, this year,  Innu actor, Marco Colin; Mohawk filmmaker, Courtney Montour; Abenaki filmmaker Pepper O’Bomsawin; and Polynesian multidisciplinary artist, Daniel Taulapapa McMullin.

How one person becomes a filmmaker, actor , poet or artist when growing up in a First Nations community? Conversations...

2016-07-25Roads of the future

A notable evolution; from year to year, Montreal becomes more welcoming to expressions of Aboriginal cultures that shine so brightly. Land Insights is more than a little proud to have kept the fires burning for twenty-six years (already!).

Once again our major unifying event is here, the First Peoples Festival, a microcosm and symbol of all ongoing reconciliations.

Montreal, whose beauty lies in its diversity, marches behind the mythic figure of Atahensic, the grandmother of humanity, during the Nuestroamericana Friendship Parade. From the world over, original films express...

2016-06-07National Aboriginal Peoples Day 2016

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 ceremony and ceremonial speeches. Then, the drums, songs and dancing. With the Keepers of the Eastern Door from Kahnawake, l’Orphéon de l’Île à la Tortue and the First Peoples’ Festival Masks and Effigies group.
 

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