Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú to attend Montréal First Peoples Festival

A visit from Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú; a launch of Samian’s new album, marked by a concert on the Loto-Québec stage at Place des Festivals, bedecked, illuminated and adorned in the colours of Aboriginal cultures, a top-flight international film and video competition, a jury chaired by the actor Sébastien Ricard; street theatre, exhibits, a conference, gastronomy, kino-visual happenings and a parade. These are noteworthy elements of the 24th edition of First Peoples’ Festival, an annual event dedicated to the arts and cultures of the First Peoples.

Terres en vues /Land Insights, at the helm of First Peoples’ Festival, is happy to announce today that the 2014 event will be held under the auspices of Rigoberta Menchú, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who will do us the honour of being among us once again. The presence of Mrs Menchú and many personalities from throughout the Americas, in greater numbers than ever before, attest to the international vocation of the Montreal festival.

At its 24th edition, the event radiates vitality. Bursts of laughter and anger, things dazzling insights and songs, a filmography that is making its way and singular outlooks from many deeply-rooted nations. The impetuosity of youth feeds the fires of our 2014 program.