The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal is launching its fundraising campaign – Circle of Friends – on July 24 at the Chalet du Mont Royal.

The Queen Elizabeth Hotel will cater a meal inspired by traditional Aboriginal cuisine. Elders will share their teachings, film-maker Alanis Obomsawin is the keynote speaker and there will be a performance by Wayquay from New York, who got an award for Best Music Video at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.

The funds raised will go to crucially needed servies for the many Aboriginal women and their children who may otherwise be on the street. Tickets are $100.

Info: (514) 486-9925.