International Day of the World's Indigenous People at the McCord Museum

Special Indigenous cultures programming

Sunday August 9, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Purse (detail), Métis, 1880-1890. Gift of Julien F. Gaudet. ME988.136.6 © McCord Museum

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

See the exhibition Wearing our Identity – The First Peoples Collection, open free of charge all day long.

Take the opportunity to discover the exhibition in depth during a 30-minute participatory visit with our mediators – free for groups of two to six people upon reservation.

Time: All day
Fee: Free of charge

August 5 to 31, 2020
The World That Surrounds You Wants Your Death

During the month of August, the McCord Museum is hosting the installation* The World That Surrounds You Wants Your Death by Jason Edward Lewis (Cherokee, Hawaiian, Samoan). The work questions our ways of communicating with each other, how we position ourselves within wider cultural geographies, and how we assert ourselves in relation to our own expectations and those of our communities, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. This interactive digital poem is part of the PoEMM series.

Fee: Free with the purchase of an admission ticket
Location: Atrium of the McCord Museum

* Due to COVID-19 measures, the installation cannot be used by the public but will be activated once per hour by a member of the Museum staff.

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