Montreal, Metropolis and indigenous - City Talks at the McCord Museum

City Talks

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12 p.m.

Tribute to Alanis Obomsawin, Meky Ottawa for MU (2018) – Photo credit: Olivier Bousquet, 2018

Montreal, Metropolis and indigenous: reality or utopia?

City Talks

Montreal changed its flag and coat of arms in 2017 to include a white pine tree in the centre of a red circle, illustrating the ancestral presence of Indigenous peoples on the territory. The city also recently unveiled its strategy for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. How can this process of recognition and reconciliation go beyond symbols?

The presentation will be in French followed by a discussion period in French and English with the public. This is your chance to share your point of view on the issue!


  • Philippe Tsaronséré Meilleur, Executive Director, Native Montreal
  • Christian Gates St-Pierre, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Université de Montréal
  • Maya Cousineau Mollen, of the Innu Nation, Community Development Advisor First Nations and Inuit, EVOQ

The event will take place online on Zoom and will be broadcast live on the Museum’s social networks.


Free activity.
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City Talks

The City Talks series brings urban thinkers and builders together to discuss current practical issues related to urban planning and the city, subjects that are relevant to Montrealers.

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