First Peoples' Festival

© Mario Faubert - Montreal First Peoples festival© Mario Faubert - Montreal First Peoples festival© Mario Faubert - Montreal First Peoples festival
© Mario Faubert - Montreal First Peoples festival© Guy Labissonière - Montreal First Peoples festival© Guy Labissonnère - Montreal First Peoples festival
 


© Mario Faubert - Montreal First Peoples festival

August 1, 2016 Celebrating indigenous cultures from across the Americas, the 26th edition of the First Peoples’ Festival will take place in and around Montreal from August 3 to 10, 2016. It’s an opportunity not only to experience the richness of imagination expressed by so many Native cultures, but also to hear the voices and learn the stories of diverse First Nations groups from across North America and beyond.

A point of convergence for numerous aboriginal groups, the First Peoples’ Festival features a wide array of music, art, cinema, poetry, and cuisine by indigenous peoples. Taking place at the Place des Festivals (as well as other locations), the event also includes a number of interactive activities. With a great teepee, traditional dances and drums, the Place des Festivals immerses visitors in authentic and enchanting world.

These eight summer days are a feast for the senses and a unique chance to reconnect with the strength, dignity and pride of millennial cultures.