City Talks

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Montreal, Metropolis and indigenous: reality or utopia?

City Talks

Montreal modified its coat of arms and flag in 2017 to include the council circle and the white pine, symbolizing the ancestral presence of Indigenous peoples on the land. How can we continue this process of recognition and reconciliation beyond the symbolic?

Is it utopian to imagine the recognition and integration of an Indigenous perspective in urban development projects and Montreal’s city plan?


  • Me Marie-Ève L. Bordeleau, Commissioner of Indigenous Relations, City of Montreal
  • Philippe Tsaronséré Meilleur, Executive Director, Native Montreal
  • Christian Gates St-Pierre, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal

City Talks

For an eighth year, the City Talks series offers a space for thought and discussion on contemporary issues that affect Montrealers: heritage, urban planning, metropolitan reality… Come share your viewpoint on our city.

The talks are hosted by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal, and will be followed by a cocktail reception.
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Free activity, seating is limited.
Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

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