For the opening of Montreal’s 33rd First Peoples Festival, head organizer André Dudemaine honoured director Lin Alluna and protagonist Aaju Peter by screening Twice Colonized as the festival’s first event.
One name that stood out in the schedule at Montreal’s 33rd First People’s Festival was Deborah Ratt and Cree-Ations. Hailing from Eeyou Istchee, the artist was present at the Place des Festivals the entire event.
In the tapestry of popular culture, few figures stand as tall as Robbie Robertson. A man whose life story reads like a musical odyssey, Robertson’s journey to becoming a rock-and-roll icon is a testament to the power of heritage, innovation and artistic fusion. From his humble beginnings in Toronto to the heights he achieved as the chief songwriter and lead guitarist of the Band, Robertson’s impact will resonate long after his death at 80 on August 9.
Experience the vibrant celebration of Indigenous art and culture at Montreal’s premier showcase of the artistic prowess and cultural renaissance of Indigenous peoples around the world. August 8-17, the First Peoples’ Festival will be a hub for the rich heritage and diverse narratives of Indigenous communities, offering an array of audiovisual works, immersive exhibitions and live performances.
Get ready for adventure as we look at this summer’s lineup of powwows and festivals in Quebec. From mesmerizing dance performances to rhythmic drumming, delicious cuisine and vibrant art, these gatherings and events offer a great opportunity to celebrate and enjoy an unforgettable summer experience.
What you see is not necessarily real. Your eyes can lie to you. In fact, that’s what magicians and illusionists depend on to thrill and amaze you. But there are simpler ways to do so and that is what Renne Gjoni, CEO of the Museum on Illusions, banks on. And it’s a good bank considering there are over 40 of his museums around the world.
Bones of Crows is not an easy film to watch but its creators feel there is healing to be found within the heaviness. Dene/Métis filmmaker Marie Clements’ epic story of one Cree woman’s life confronts hard truths in Canada’s dark history but is ultimately about Indigenous resistance and resilience.
Little Bird, a new six-part dramatic series from Rezolution Pictures, premiered May 26 on Crave and APTN, bringing an Indigenous-led perspective of the Sixties Scoop to screens for the first time. The story explores one family’s search for truth after being torn apart by Canada’s notorious child removal system.
Mistissini-based artist and musician Ayden Gray, aka Sinematic, discusses his newest song, “War With Myself”, which addresses the inner turmoil he struggles with. The song’s theme is about taking responsibility and how to stop blaming others for one’s emotions and actions. With its release, Gray hopes to raise awareness about mental health and well-being.