First Peoples’ Festival 2012
July 31-Aug. 8, 2012
Montréal and Kahnawake
The First Peoples’ Festival is a place for first cultures to make their voices heard and for you to take in the newest in film. Artists from First Nations across the globe gather to meet each other and to showcase their works. Go to Place des Festivals, in the Quartier des spectacles in downtown Montreal, where the giant teepee stands amidst animal effigies and this is where the live outdoor shows and showcases for traditional arts and crafts take place. The visual arts are at the Grande Bibliothéque, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Maison de la culture NDG and Rotiwennakhete School in the nearby Mohawk communities of Kahnawake and Kanehsatake. The productions are primarily First Nations as priority is given to works made by Native directors, but without excluding works made by non-Native directors about Aboriginal topics. The approach can be traditional or contemporary, classical or experimental. All productions have been made within the past three years. The First Peoples’ Festival was launched in 1991 by the Terres en Vues/Land InSights, an association created to promote Native cultures, with headquarters in Montréal.
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