Society for the dissemination
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International First
Peoples’ Festival


LAND INSIGHTS, among other activities, is the driving force behind the First Peoples’ Festival, a multidisciplinary cultural and artistic event that makes Montreal, for ten days in August, the centre of indigenous creativity in the three Americas.

The Montreal First Peoples’ Festival:

A flagship event for artistic creation and the cultural renaissance of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the world. A place of creation, encounters and discoveries, the multidisciplinary event unfolds over ten days in August. The Place des Festivals, with its giant teepee, becomes the beating heart of an intense artistic activity that radiates throughout the city. First Peoples’ cinema is in the spotlight, memorable concerts bring the crowds to their feet, and living Aboriginal art is offered in a wide variety of expressions and forms.

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Tribute to Jeff Barnaby

Last Saturday, a moving memorial gathering was held at the Cinémathèque québécoise in memory of Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, who recently (and much too soon!) passed away.
His audacious and avant-garde spirit is freely expressed in his films, including those screened tomorrow and the day after, in collaboration with Land InSights.

January 24, 2023
The Colony + Rhymes for Young Ghouls

January 25th, 2023
Blood Quantum

At the Cinémathèque québécoise
335 de Maisonneuve E, Montreal

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    18 June 2022

    I’m a damned savage –…

    With Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, based on the work of An Antane Kapesh. Directed by Charles Bender.…

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    17 June 2022

    Mike Paul

    Mike Paul is an Ilnu songwriter born on the shores of Pekuakami Lake in Mashteuiatsh. Nominated…

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