There’s tons going on this fall with the 375th celebrations programming. Here are some major happenings that let you in on the many facets of First Nations cultures.
Whether it’s the film Hochelaga, Land of Souls by François Girard, exhibitions on design and architecture or Indigenous ingenuity, short films, performance and activities for young and old, the 375th gives you inside access to Montréal’s dynamic heritage through First Nations know-how, culture and innovation.
Date of screening TBA.
This François Girard (Silk, The Red Violon) film explores Montréal’s soul right down to its First Nations bedrock. Created like a gigantic fresco of successive paintings, it retraces 750 years of history with the search by Mohawk archeologist Baptiste Asigny to uncover what he has always been looking for: remnants of the village of Hochelaga, where his Iroquois ancestors welcomed Jacques Cartier in October 1535.
3 last stops in September
On the heels of La Grande Tournée, a projector bike has been travelling through Montréal’s 19 boroughs since this past May to share short films by young First Nations directors as part of Wapikoni mobile as well as video clips from collaborations between First Nations musicians and our cultural communities. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see another side to the city and, above all, celebrate First Nations creativity and presence here. Screenings start at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 to 17 – Ville-Marie – Parc des Faubourgs
L’ESCALIER – Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7
During these special 375th evenings, First Nations artists from Montréal will welcome Montréal artists of diverse backgrounds. Join us for scintillating soirées that highlight extraordinary encounters, exchanges and connections between cultures.
PALAIS DES CONGRÈS AND OLD PORT OF MONTRÉAL – September 12 and 13
Montréal is celebrating the wealth and dynamism of Indigenous cultures around the world! Discover fun-filled and educational activities in the Old Port and the Palais des congrès. Outdoor concerts, drumming, traditional and contemporary dances, conferences and more are on the program. Delve deeper and learn more about Indigenous realities. PROGRAM
SCIENCE CENTRE – Starting October 12
The ingenuity of Indigenous peoples across North America is all around us. Through an interactive quest, see just how much First Nations science has influenced us, and share your experience with others!
PALAIS DES CONGRÈS – HALL VIGER – Oct. 16 to 25
Indigenize Montréal is a public exhibition that takes place during the World Design Summit. It sheds new light on how to ensure the presence of Indigenous identity in urban environments by exploring outstanding examples of Indigenous culture in design and architecture in cities across Canada, North America and the world. Come see the future City of Reconciliation through Indigenous design and architecture!