Newswire | Quai de l’Horloge to Host National Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

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Montreal, June 14, 2022 – June 21, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, is a sunny holiday. In these luminous days of June, opening the generous season of summer, Land InSights invites the public to celebrate the solstice in an immemorial continuity: ceremonies, concerts, poetry, perpetuate ancestral traditions today.

At sunrise, a ceremony will be held at the First Nations Garden and will be webcast live via Facebook at 5:00 am.

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At the sun’s zenith, on the Quai de l’Horloge, great greetings will be given by Mohawk elders, the Buffalo Hat Singers‘ drum and the songs of Innu artist Kanen. Along the river, in this area steeped in memory, speeches, bonfire, tobacco ceremonies and traditional dances will blend with the spirit of the place for a ritual that is both formal and playful, joyful and venerable.

Grand Chief Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal, will offer words of hope and friendship on this special day.

Meet at the Clock Tower on June 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Also noteworthy: a concert by artist Mike Paul, a Piekuakamilnu, will be held outdoors in the Jardins de la Grande Bibliothèque on June 17 at noon.

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