Today, Canada recognizes and celebrates the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis for Indigenous Peoples Day. Here is how you can celebrate the National Day today across Montreal:
First, head on over to Montreal’s Old Port Clock Tower for a special performance with traditional fire, dance, and tabaccoo ceremony with with Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) elders. Innu singers Shauit and the Buffalo Hat Singers are expected to perform.
For those in the Verdun area, make sure to swing by the Arthur-Terrien park for performances by artists Moe Clark & Band, Nina & Sierra Segalowitz and Backwater Township, all organized by Native Montreal. Make sure to bring your kids, as they’ll be able to participate in traditional dancing, scavenger hunts, and more!
Then, on the South Shore of Montreal, in Kahnawà:ke, for celebrations at the Kahnawake Sports Complex. What can you expect? Picnics, murals, free treats, skateboarding, archery, soccer, lacrosse, and more!
Lastly, in Montreal’s Cabot Square, enjoy more performances by performers Shauit and the Buffalo Hats Singers, as well as Beatrice Deer. This particular event is organized by the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal and POP Montreal.