June 14 - 16, 2024

KWE! Festival

Free - Place Jean-Béliveau
Artistic performances, conferences, demonstrations and exchanges!

Ongoing activities throughout the festival

The following activities are free and ongoing. The schedule is as follows: Friday June 14 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Garden of Hearts

Pick a colored heart in our garden to support one of the important causes for Indigenous Peoples. Choose either a purple heart, to raise awareness about Joyce’s Principle, the orange heart, to honor the residential school children who could never return home, or the red heart, to remember the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The Inuit Space

Meetings with the Inuit who will present a qamutik (a traditional sled), a collection of artworks and historical items, as well as photographic and television archives about qimmiit (dogs) and the Inuit people's relationship with them.

Iroquoian Longhouse Space

Come and meet the Wendat and Kanien'kehá:ka peoples.

The map of the 11 Nations

An interactive giant screen with a map to locate First Nations and Inuit communities in Quebec.

Authentic crafts shop

Our shop where you can buy handmade unique and authentic art pieces, manuals, greeting cards, clothing and more!

JE LIS AUTOCHTONE Space

A bookstore that offers a varied selection of books by Indigenous authors as well as children's literature focused on Indigenous Peoples.

Desjardins Youth & Family Space

A space dedicated to creative activities for children, parents and people of all ages interested in creating a pocket inspired by the Medicine Wheel teachings. Animated by Anishinabe representatives, this is the place to learn about the skills of indigenous peoples as well as the meaning of certain symbols related to the knowledge and cultural identity of Indigenous Peoples.

Demonstration area

This space is dedicated to demonstrations of  know-hows. 5 different stations to exchange with our artisans who have acquired their skills and knowledge from generation to generation. Meet with the our cultural bearers from the Innu  Nation (beading), Mi’gmak Nation (ash threshing and ash basket-making), Atikamekw Nation  (birch bark canoe and basket-making), Anishinaabe Nation (hide tanning) and Cree Nation (snowshoe-making).

Fire and smoke cooking demonstrations

game meat or fish traditionally hunted, caught, prepared by Indigenous peoples are cooked on a wood fire and explanations are shared with you.

Indigenous Tourism Quebec

ITQ presents the multiple tourism destinations and facets for everyone to know!

Under the teepee

Meet with Indigenous organizations! On Friday, come and make walking sticks with Puamun Meshkenu. On Saturday, the Institut Tshakapesh Institute is featuring performances by Innu artists. On Sunday, Wapikoni Mobile will be presenting flashes from their 20 years of filmmaking.

The Garden of Hearts
Place a colorful heart in our garden to support one of the important causes for KWE!
The Inuit space
The Inuit are one of the 11 Indigenous Nations in Quebec. Do you know them? Learn more about these people in Quebec. Discover their culture!
The space Iroquoian longhouse
The Naskapi are one of the 11 Indigenous Nations in Quebec. Do you know them? Learn more about these people in Quebec!
Naskapi space
The Naskapi are one of the 11 Indigenous Nations in Quebec. Do you know them? Learn more about these people in Quebec!
Craftsman shop
The store where you can buy decorative objects, manuals, greeting cards, greeting cards, clothing and unique and authentic pieces based on First Nations and Inuit know-how.
Espace JE LIS AUTOCHTONE avec la Librairie Hannenorak
Une librairie qui offre une sélection variée d’ouvrages d’auteurs des peuples autochtones ainsi que de la littérature jeunesse axée sur les peuples autochtones.
Espace Jeunesse-Famille Desjardins
Un espace dédié aux activités créatives pour les enfants, les parents et les gens de tous âges intéressés à créer une pièce sur place et en apprendre sur les savoirs-faires des peuples autochtones ainsi que sur la signification de certains symboles issus des connaissances et de l’identité culturelle des peuples autochtones.
Espace Démonstrations
Cet espace est dédié à des stations de démonstration de fabrication d’objets propres à l’identité culturelle des peuples autochtones au Québec. Cet espace permet d’échanger avec nos artisans qui ont acquis ces précieux savoirs de génération en génération.
Cuisson traditionnelle
Selon l’inspiration du moment, des viandes ou poissons traditionnellement chassés, pêchés, préparés et consommés par des peuples autochtones au Québec  sont cuits sur feu de bois et des explications vous sont partagées.
Tourisme Autochtone Québec
 TAQ présente l’offre touristique des peuples autochtones au Québec. 
Tipi
Sous le tipi, venez à la rencontre d'autres organisations! Vendredi, venez fabriquer des bâtons de marche avec Puamun Meshkenu. Samedi, l’Institut Tshakapesh vous propose des prestations d'artistes Innu. Le dimanche Wapikoni Mobile vous propose des extraits de leurs longs et courts métrages.

Off-site events

Some unmissable events also take place outside Place Jean-Béliveau and are offered through collaborations.

Launch of the new myths and realities about indigenous peoples' website by institut Tshakapesh

June 13, 2024, 5:00 PM
Grand théâtre de Québec
Free

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Bannique-music with Sandrine Masse

June 14, 2024, 11:00 AM
Grand théâtre de Québec
Free

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MANIKANETISH

June 15, 2024, 8:00 PM
Salle Albert-Rousseau
$$

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Onweh performance - Poetry show with Josephine Bacon and Andrée Lévesque Sioui

June 16 at 1.30 pm
Grand Théâtre de Québec

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Le Jardin des coeurs
Déposez un cœur dans notre jardin pour soutenir une des causes importantes pour les peuples autochtones!
L'espace Inuit
Venez à la rencontre des Inuit.
L'espace Maison longue iroquoienne
Les Naskapis sont une des 11 Nations autochtones au Québec. Les connaissez-vous? Apprenez davantage sur ce peuple au Québec!
La carte des 11 Nations
Grâce à notre carte interactive, découvrez où sont situées les communautés des Premières Nations et Inuit au Québec.
Boutique des artisans
La boutique où se procurer des objets décoratifs, des manuels, des cartes de souhait, des vêtements et des pièces uniques et authentiques issus des savoirs-faires des Premières Nations et Inuit.
Espace JE LIS AUTOCHTONE avec la Librairie Hannenorak
Une librairie qui offre une sélection variée d’ouvrages d’auteurs des peuples autochtones ainsi que de la littérature jeunesse axée sur les peuples autochtones.
Espace Jeunesse-Famille Desjardins
Un espace dédié aux activités créatives pour les enfants, les parents et les gens de tous âges intéressés à créer une pièce sur place et en apprendre sur les savoirs-faires des peuples autochtones ainsi que sur la signification de certains symboles issus des connaissances et de l’identité culturelle des peuples autochtones.
Espace Démonstrations
Cet espace est dédié à des stations de démonstration de fabrication d’objets propres à l’identité culturelle des peuples autochtones au Québec. Cet espace permet d’échanger avec nos artisans qui ont acquis ces précieux savoirs de génération en génération.
Cuisson traditionnelle
Selon l’inspiration du moment, des viandes ou poissons traditionnellement chassés, pêchés, préparés et consommés par des peuples autochtones au Québec  sont cuits sur feu de bois et des explications vous sont partagées.
Tourisme Autochtone Québec
 TAQ présente l’offre touristique des peuples autochtones au Québec. 
Tipi
Sous le tipi, venez à la rencontre d'autres organisations! Vendredi, venez fabriquer des bâtons de marche avec Puamun Meshkenu. Samedi, l’Institut Tshakapesh vous propose des prestations d'artistes Innu. Le dimanche Wapikoni Mobile vous propose des extraits de leurs longs et courts métrages.

KWE! Restaurant

Professional chef Maxime Lizotte from the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation and his team offer you a tasty menu ($).

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Lieux-festival
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
Movie Space
Happy Hour Space
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Vegetal Dye Art with Mélanie Savard
1 pm to 12:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 14 - Friday
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Violinist Wendat Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone
1 pm to 14:15 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Wapikoni Mobile Film
1 pm to 1:30 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 14 - Friday
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Wapikoni Mobile Film
1 pm to 1:30 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 15 - Saturday
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Wapikoni Mobile Film
1 pm to 1:30 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 16 - Sunday
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Imposed Sterilization of Indigenous Women with Patricia Bouchard
1 pm to 1:45 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 15 - Saturday
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Imposed Sterilization of Indigenous Women with Patricia Bouchard
1 pm to 1:45 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 16 - Sunday
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Guardians of the Territory Program (Laval University)
1 pm to 1:45 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 14 - Friday
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Wendat Language Workshop with Arakwa Siouï
1 pm to 2:15 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Guardians of the Territory Program (Laval University)
1 pm to 2:15 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Crafting with Natacha Rankin
1 pm to 5 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 16 - Sunday
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Shaping a shared path for reconciliation: Deloitte's journey
1 pm tp 1:15 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 14 - Friday
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Throat Singing
10 am to 10:20 am
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Inuit Games
10 am to 10:30 am
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Puamun Meshkenu walk with Dr. Stanley Vollant
10 am to 10:45 am
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 15 - Saturday
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Mamuitun Tribal Council with Christian Rock and Audrey-Lise Rock Hervieux
10 am to 10:45 am
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 16 - Sunday
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Faculty of Medecine’s Mini School ( Université Laval)
10 am to 10:45 am
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Opening ceremony
10 am to 12 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pouch Making Workshop (with the Medicine Wheel teachings)
10 am to 12:55 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 16 - Sunday
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Pouch Making Workshop (with the Medicine Wheel teachings)
10 am tp 12:55 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 15 - Saturday
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First Nations Expedition with Christian Flamand
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Storytelling
10:25 am to 10:40 am
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
10:45 am to 11 am
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
10:45 pm to 11 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? with Catherine Boivin
11 am to 11:40
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 15 - Saturday
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Q & A’s Session with Alexandre Bacon & Pierre Picard
11 am to 11:40 am
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 16 - Sunday
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Vegetal Dye Art with Mélanie Savard
11 am to 11:40 am
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Violinist Wendat Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone
11:10 am to 11:30 am
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Storytelling
11:10 am to 11:30 am
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
11:45 am to 12 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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The Art of Meeting: Collaboration between Nations in ICI UTA UTE, with Maya Cousineau Mollen, Jacques Newashish and Christine Berthiaume
11am to 11:40am
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 14 - Friday
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Faculty of Medecine’s Mini School ( Université Laval)
11h00 - 11h40
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Feedback Session on the Puamun Meshkenu walk with Dr. Stanley Vollant
12 pm to 12:40 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 15 - Saturday
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Guardians of the Territory Program (Laval University)
12 pm to 12:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pouch Making Workshop (with the Medicine Wheel teachings)
12 pm to 12:55 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 14 - Friday
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Throat Singing
12 pm tp 12:20 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Medicinal Plants with Michel Durand-Nolett
12 pm tp 12:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Inuit Games
12:10 pm to 1 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Violinist Wendat Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone
12:10 pm to 12:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Storytelling
12:25 pm to 12:40 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
12:45 pm to 1 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
12:45 pm to 1 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
12:45 pm to 1 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
12:45 pm to 1 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Storytelling
1:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Throat Singing
1:10 pm to 1:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Crafting with Natacha Rankin
1:30 pm to 5 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
1:45 pm to 2 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
1:45 pm to 2 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
1:45 pm to 2 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Myths and Realities about Indigenous Peoples with Pierre Lepage and Guests
2 pm to 2:30 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 14 - Friday
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Myths and Realities about Indigenous Peoples with Pierre Lepage and Guests
2 pm to 2:40 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 15 - Saturday
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Myths and Realities about Indigenous Peoples with Pierre Lepage and Guests
2 pm to 2:40 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 16 - Sunday
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Faculty of Medecine’s Mini School ( Université Laval)
2 pm to 2:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 14 - Friday
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The Three Sisters with Alexandra Picard-Sioui
2 pm to 2:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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The World of Pow Wows with Aroussen Gros-Louis
2 pm to 2:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Violinist Wendat Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone
2:10 pm to 2:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Storytelling
2:10 pm to 2:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Inuit Games
2:10 pm to 2:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pouch Making Workshop (with the Medicine Wheel teachings)
2:15 pm to 5 pm
Family space - Knowledge presented by the Government of Quebec
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June 14 - Friday
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The Three Sisters with Alexandra Picard-Sioui
2:15 pm to 5 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
2:45 pm to 3 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
2:45 pm to 3 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
2:45 pm to 3 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Throat Singing
3 pm to 3:20 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? with Catherine Boivin
3 pm to 3:40 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 16 - Sunday
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First Nations Expedition with Christian Flamand
3 pm to 3:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 14 - Friday
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Medicinal plants with Michel Durand-Nolet
3 pm to 3:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Québec City’s ‘Activation of a Central Sector Connecting Two Communities: The Bastien-Racine Project’ with Nicolas Picard and Virgile Lautier
3 pm to 3:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Radio-Canada Roundtable on the Role of Indigenous Peoples in the News
3 pm to 4:40 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 15 - Saturday
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Medicine Program Pathway for First Nations and Inuit at Université Laval
3 pm tp 3:40 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 14 - Friday
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Inuit Games
3:10 pm to 3:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Violinist Wendat Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone
3:10 pm to 3:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Storytelling
3:25 pm to 3:40 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
3:45 pm to 4 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
3:45 pm to 4 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Pow Wow Drumming and Dancing
3:45 pm to 4 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Medicinal plants with Michel Durand-Nolet
4 pm to 4:40 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 14 - Friday
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First Nations Expedition with Christian Flamand
4 pm to 4:45 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Wendat Language Workshop with Arakwa Siouï
4 pm to 5 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 16 - Sunday
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Wendat Language Workshop with Arakwa Siouï
4 pm tp 5 pm
Let’s Talk About It! Space - Presented by Deloitte
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June 14 - Friday
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Inuit Games
4:10 pm to 4:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Inuit Games
4:10 pm to 4:30 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Throat Singing
4:10 to 4:30
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Violinist Wendat Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone
4:40 pm to 5 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 14 - Friday
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Drummers Northern Voice
4:45 pm to 5 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Drummers : Moose Town Singers
4:45 to 5 pm
Hydro-Québec cultural performance space
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June 15 - Saturday
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The Three Sisters with Alexandra Picard-Sioui
4pm to 4:45 pm
Desjardins Youth and Family Space
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June 16 - Sunday
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Dan-Georges Mckenzie
5 pm to 6:30 pm
Happy Hour Space
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June 14 - Friday
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Lonewolf & The Spaghetti Corner Band
5 pm to 6:30 pm
Happy Hour Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Dan-Georges Mckenzie
7 pm to 8 pm
Happy Hour Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Lonewolf & The Spaghetti Corner Band
7 pm tp 8 pm
Happy Hour Space
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June 14 - Friday
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Wapikoni Mobile 20th Anniversary Special
8 pm to 10 pm
Movie Space
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June 14 - Friday
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Short film Ces gens sont mon peuple.
8 pm to 8:15 pm
Movie Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Soleils Atikamekw by Chloé Leriche
8:15 pm to 10 pm
Movie Space
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June 15 - Saturday
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Dr. Stanley Vollant,
our Honorary President

Since the first steps of KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples in 2017, Dr. Stanley Vollant, a renowned surgeon from the community of Pessamit (Innu) played a crucial role as the official ambassador of the event. Dr. Vollant's reputation and commitment have greatly contributed to KWE!

Founder of Puamun Meshkenu, “The Path of a Thousand Dreams”, he managed to mark and encourage many people to join an annual symbolic walk during the KWE! festival. In 2024, the Puamun Meshkenu Walk will take place on June 15 at 11:00am and the meeting point is right at the KWE! festival site at Place Jean-Béliveau, at the giant screen in the middle of the site.

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