Place des festivals
The Place des Festivals is transfigured with a scenography by Christine Sioui Wawanoloath in collaboration with Pivot événements; it has been impregnated with the cosmovision of the First Peoples and has drawn inspiration from contemporary Aboriginal artists who translate, in their own way, the rich spiritual and artistic heritage of the territory.
A visual and luminous dressing has been specially designed for the First People’s Festival, including a multimedia creation by various First Nations artists.
Sunday 14 August5 pm
Show of Friendship Nuestroamericana
The Fête de L’Amitié nuestroamericana (artistic animation, parade, and stage show) celebrates the brotherhood that unites the First Nations, the peoples of Our America and those of other regions and continents of the world. Promoting intercultural exchanges, the event brings together representatives of communities of diverse origins who contribute to the vitality of Montreal’s human mosaic.
The Fête, which takes place in an atmosphere of peace and joy, is open to citizen participation.The fraternization that the event promotes is part of the tradition of friendship which, throughout history, has united the First Nations with the peoples of Our America (North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean), particularly in this territory where we share common values.
The Fête is unifying, participants and the public being invited to share and reaffirm the ideals of the First Nations, peoples who came from Europe and immigrant communities. Foremost among these concerns are the preservation of cultural values and the protection of Mother Earth (Pachamama), for the benefit of present and future generations.
The event, which is inspired by the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the United Nations with the support of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, highlights the importance of the cultures of origin and those of peoples of European extraction, while recognizing the rich contributions of the communities that Montreal welcomes and which contribute to the identity of the metropolis, based on diversity and openness to the world.
The event to which you are invited is presented as part of the International First Peoples’ Festival, which has taken place in the city since 1991, contributing to the promotion and dissemination of Aboriginal cultures. The Fête de L’Amitié nuestroamericana allows us to jointly highlight the ties that unite us all to Mother Earth. This summer gathering is also an opportunity to reaffirm the convergence of First Nations cultures and those of the peoples of various origins who are represented in Montreal by dynamic communities open to sharing their values and traditions.
An event presented by the organization L’Amitié nuestroamericana with the collaboration and support of Land InSights, the Fête contributes, on the one hand, to the enhancement and preservation of the cultural heritage of peoples of all origins. and, on the other hand, to strengthen solidarity in the face of the aspirations of friendship, fraternity and peace of the groups composing the human mosaic of Montreal.
Monday 15 August11:30 am
Traditional dances with Owen – Guest drummers: Buffalo Hat Singers
More: Puppeteers, Northern Voice and Sam Ojeda
Artisans on site :
- Sedalia and Rita Fazio
- Deborah Ratt
Various screenings in the Longhouse from 1pm to 7pm