Special Indigenous cultures programming at the McCord Museum

Special Indigenous cultures programming

As part of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Museum is presenting a series of activities to celebrate the creativity and traditions of Indigenous peoples

National Indigenous History Month


Sky Hopinka: In Dreams and Autumn

June 2 to 5, 2022
Free – J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the Museum

The Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) presents In Dreams and Autumn of Sky Hopinka. Transcendent meditations on language, landscape, and myth, the ethnopoetic works of Sky Hopinka explore the traditions of ethnographic filmmaking and reclaim the form as a vehicle for ecstatic personal expression.
Circus Show


Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Ticketed Show – J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the Museum

The Inuit circus troupe Tupiq A.C.T. will grace the Museum’s Theatre for three performances of Tupituqaq. This contemporary circus show draws a line between current issues and the Nunavik Inuit community’s traditions.
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Today: National Indigenous Peoples Day

Free access to the exhibitions

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

To mark the National Indigenous Peoples Day, enjoy free access to the exhibition Piqutiapiit by Niap and the permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience.

A 60-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today will be offered at 4 p.m. (reservation on site).
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Documentary Screening: Angry Inuk

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 12 p.m.
Free – J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the Museum

Attend the screenings of the documentary Angry Inuk by Arnaquq-Baril and of the short film Innu-Aimun – The Innu Language by Carl Grégoire and Spencer St-Onge.

The screening will be followed by question-and-answer session with director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.

Handover ceremonies

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Free access. No reservation required - Urban Forest

The garden provides a meeting ground for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. During the summer solstice, the public is invited to come learn about gardening according to Indigenous teachings that will be shared by Nicole O'Bomsawin.

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