Wednesday, June 15, 2011

JUNE 21st & 22nd - Aboriginal Day Celebrations: 8-Hour Radio-a-thon, Mini Pow Wow, Art Expo, and Native Friendship Centre Montreal’s Grand Re-Opening

Barriere Lake Solidarity is co-sponsoring:

The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM), the Inter-Tribal Youth Centre (ITYC), and Radio CKUT, 90.3FM to celebrate Aboriginal peoples, the summer solstice, and the grand re-opening of the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal after months of massive renovation.

Tuesday, June 21st, 11-7pm
Location: Empty lot beside DIRA, anarchist bookstore, St Laurent (between Ontario and Sherbrooke)
Native Friendship Centre Montreal, 2001 St. Laurent (metro St. Laurent)

11-7pm VOICES OF OUR NATIONS, 3rd annual, 8-hour Radio Broadcast, featuring live guests and performances by indigenous artists, musicians and community members, as well as exploring issues that affect indigenous communities in Canada (listen live on 90.3fm or
*LAUNCH of Native youth hip hop and rap musical productions. Over the last six months, youth at the ITYC have produced a repertoire of songs as part of the their monthly radio program, Native Solidarity News on CKUT, that will be performed and played during the Voices of Our Nations broadcast.
*FEATURING: Odaya, Ti: ohtiake Drum Group, Chelsea Vowel, Moe Clark, Iqi Balam, Beatrice Deer, Pachuco, Michelle Smith of Ota Nda Yanaan, Marco on flutes & drum, Open Mic
2-5 PM OPEN AIR STONE CARVING, by local artists and the Mikinak stone carving cooperative project of the ITYC, plus arts and traditional crafts exhibition
5-7pm COMMUNITY FEAST, share in traditional foods prepared for the community, free!


Wednesday, June 22nd, 10-7pm

Location: Native Friendship Centre Montreal, 2001 St. Laurent (metro St. Laurent)

10am - NFCM Grand Re-Opening begins
12pm-5pm - MINI POW-WOW (dancers, drummers, vendors all welcome)
ART EXPO & AUCTION, including stone carvings done by local artists and native youth

DIRA, anarchist lending library, QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG McGill, 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, Projects Autochtones du Quebec (PAQ), First People's House McGill, KANATA, Missing Justice, Frigo Vert, People's Potato, Barriere Lake Solidarity


For more info:

Contact: Ashanti Rosado, 514 499 1854 x2229 (
Courtney Kirkby, CKUT Radio, 514 448 4041 x6788 (