Montreal's 31st annual First Peoples' Festival is on this week to showcase some of the best local Indigenous talent.
A program of music, dance, cinema, and art will occupy the Place des Festivals for an "exploration of risky areas, where the buried traces of an immemorial past are not yet erased and where the artists boldly highlight, in the fog of the present, the paths of a luminous future," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
Starting on the evening of August 4, the city will reverberate with the sounds of new and traditional music from influential artists like Pow-Wow singers group the Buffalo Hat Singers, Oji-Cree artist Anachnid, the iconic Laura Niquay, an Atikamekw artist from the community of Wemotaci in Quebec, and legendary group Twin Flames.
In addition to the incredible music on display, more than 60 films will be shown as part of the festival's Mattiusi Awards.
Get the details below. Tickets can be purchased or reserved online.
31st Annual First Peoples' Festival In Montreal
Maude Touchette | Handout
Price: Free outdoor shows; film ticket prices vary by event.
The Greenhound Canada Foundation, an ecological advocacy group, will be hosting this free-to-attend market at Leaves House Café McGill from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on September 18.
This series of markets is "part of Greenhound Foundation's campaign to support mental wellness and community connectedness through plants and nature," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The funds raised from the market will go towards supporting community projects and the development of a "healing garden" in Montreal.
The market this weekend will host creators such as Les Filles Plantées, Ivkaforest, MTL Creation Boutique, MTLA Studio, Soft Earth Forest Therapy, and desputeaux+aubin (creators of Caillou). There will be something for everyone!