On June 18, Land InSights president André Dudemaine announced the line-up of acts for the Montreal First Peoples Festival, July 31 to August 8.

The First Peoples Festival will be showcasing the best of Aboriginal and First Nations performers, like internationally acclaimed Innu singer-songwriter Florent Vollant.

Vollant’s show will take place on August 2 at the Place des Festivals in downtown Montreal. On August 3, there will be an electro concert featuring A Tribe Called Red along with DJ Mood and Foulane, two amazing performers from Morocco.

Along with music performances, there is also a fine selection of Aboriginal cinema from around the world that will be screened as a part of the festival. In addition, the restaurant Le Contemporain will offer an Aboriginal menu featuring some pre-colonial Mexican and new Innu cuisine.

On August 5, there will be a testing-ground concert for young artists being co-presented by Land InSights and Musique Nomade. On the same day there will be an awards ceremony at the McCord Museum announcing the winners of the Rigoberta Menchu, Teueikan, and the Coup de cœur Télé-Québec awards.

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