…that’s the word on everyone’s lips as we get ready to celebrate the city of Montreal’s 375th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. Montreal even announced that in 2017, it would be the “city of reconciliation.”
But what, exactly, does that mean? How can we talk of reconciliation when there was really never any conciliation to start with and colonial policies are still in place? By addressing the residential schools as a past experience, aren’t we emphasizing history rather than the present – creating the illusion that things are changing? Are we using the word, reconciliation, to make ourselves feel better as a society? And above all, how do we move from words
The second edition of Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS) celebrates the outspokenness, creative force and boldness of indigenous artists by presenting a live-arts program that addresses these issues. ICS also provides a space for critical reflection, designed to make art a tool for education, dialogue, and ultimately, action.
Buffalo Hat Singers, Marco Collin, Nadia Myre and Johanna Nutter, Ange Loft and ReCollection Kahnawake Collective, Carlos Rivera, Nina Segalowitz, Meky Ottawa
Thursday, June 1 at 9 p.m.
Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m.