Concerts and other activities


Musique Nomade
Sunday, August 4 - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 2
Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 4
Pour la paix et la fraternité entre les peuples des Amériques
Saturday, August 3 - 4:30 pm
Les Autochtones et la ville
Saturday, August 3 - 9:00 am
Sunday, August 4 - 9:00 am


A presentation of Télé-Québec

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda M.
Creative documentary
Sunday, August 4 - 8:30 pm
Benjamin Greené
Creative documentary
Sunday, August 4 - 4:00 pm
Victor E. Navarro
Creative documentary
Saturday, August 3 - 6:30 pm
Ernest Webb
Saturday, August 3 - 6:30 pm

Special Guest Chaske Spencer

Winter in the Blood

Actor and activist Chaske Spencer was born of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and raised on Indian Reservations in Montana and Idaho. When he was young, he dreamt of becoming a photographer, and before long, he also found himself in front of the camera. Chaske moved to New York City and in between bartending and waiting tables, he was casted in theaters and, then, in TV shows, like Steven Spielberg’s INTO THE WEST. He has become well known for his work as “Sam Uley”, the alpha male leader of the werewolves, in the popular TWILIGHT SAGA film series .

Chaske is passionate about making a difference with all people in the area of reducing poverty and creating sustainable solutions for the issues that communities face. In fact, he is engaged in several projects to that end through the non-profit UNITED GLOBAL SHIFT and his personal project SHIFT THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

Chaske's most recent movie, WINTER IN THE BLOOD, adapted from the novel by Blackfoot writer James Welch, just premiered last June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film will be screened at twice at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Sunday August 4 at 1 PM and at 6 h 30 PM. And also Friday August 2 at 7 PM at the Legion Hall in Kahnawake.

Chaske Spencer and film’s two directors, Alex and Andrew Smith, in attendance.

Opening night

Of Montreal First Peoples’ Festival

The Land Insights team wishes to thank everyone who attended the First Peoples’ Festival opening night.

We were able to count on the presence and support of Mr Ghislain Picard, AFNQL Chief, Ms Élisabeth Larouche, Ministre déléguée aux Affaires autochtones and several other guests of the films and videos segment of our festival.

Pierre Bastien presented us the team without whom Paroles Amérikoises could not have been made. L’Enfance déracinée by Réal Junior Leblanc charmed the audience as well. Umätu, le chant du Notou, a three-minute short from New Caledonia, was a delightful discovery.

A full house at the Grande Bibliothèque auditorium, performance by Kathia Rock and Jean Frédérick Messier at the Cinémathèque québécoise bistro, all in all a splendid evening.

Once again, many thanks to all of you! Without you, First Peoples’ Festival could not have become what it is.

Every one on our team wishes you an excellent festival!

Photo credit - Andréanne Lemire
Photo credit - Andréanne Lemire
Photo credit - Guy Labissonnière