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)


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

2016-08-04Programmation of the 26th edition

Présence Autochtone 2016/Montreal First Peoples festival

:) Dès le 3 août! Starting August 3rd!!

Posted by Présence autochtone on Monday, July 25, 2016

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 Tulsa as actors....

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 be part of a...

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 about...

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 the vitality...

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.


2016-01-1426th Montreal First Peoples Festival - Call for Submissions - Indigenous Film & Video Showcase

The call for sumissions is now finished

The Montreal First Peoples Festival is calling on you to submit your audiovisual works for this years’ showcase, taking place August 2nd to August 9th. As always, we will screen a selection of films of all kinds, short and feature-length, representing First Nations across the Americas and other parts of the world. Although we seek to present the work of indigenous filmmakers, the selection is open to all, given the relevance of a film’s topic.

Details, rules and submission form now on-line:


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Reconfiguration Paysage culturel et réconciliation

Mini-colloque sur l’amérindianité à inscrire dans le paysage urbain montréalais. Réflexions libres sur les rapports du territoire montréalais à son héritage amérindien et sur l’apport des Premières Nations à l’identité du lieu. Discussions et exposés sur les changements souhaités; sur les projets prometteurs, ceux qui sont déjà en train ou ceux futurs qui vont, ou pourraient, redonner un nouvel imaginaire à l’espace public de la métropole et, parmi ceux-ci, DestiNATIONS qui suscite beaucoup d’espoir.


2015-11-18Public Readings

Les Éditions Albin Michel et Terres en vues ont le plaisir de vous convier aux lectures publiques que donnera l’écrivain Joseph Boyden au Salon du livre de Montréal, les 21 et 22 novembre 2015, en anglais et en français avec la participation du comédien Charles Bender. Une occasion d’entendre et de rencontrer l’un des grands écrivains de notre époque ; l’une des voix amérindiennes marquant la littérature contemporaine.

Lectures : Pavillon Histoire du Canada Stand des Éditions Albin Michel : # 160 Salon du livre (Place Bonaventure) :