McCord Museum presents: Indigenous Voices of Today
Permanent exhibition explores the culture, wounds and the strength of Indigenous peoples in Quebec
Montreal's McCord Museum's permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience presents over one hundred carefully objects from the museum's Aboriginal Cultures collection, combined with more than 80 written and video testimonies from members of Quebec's 11 Aboriginal nations.
They speak out about their suffering as well as their dreams and plans for a better future to help restore their health, which has been undermined by the process of assimilation.
The testimonies were gathered by the Huron-Wendat curator Elisabeth Kaine, who between 2010 and 2018 conducted a major consultation involving 800 people from the 11 Indigenous nations living in Quebec.
The exhibit opened in the fall of 2021 and includes a CBC/Radio-Canada sponsored space dedicated to Telling Our Story, a multimedia project that presents content related to the main theme of this new permanent exhibition.
Daily 20-minute guided tours are available. Please ask the team at the admission desk or the cultural mediators for more information, at your arrival at the Museum.
From Nov. 3 - 6, 2022, the museum, invites you to a new, exceptional series of legends narrated by Charles Api Bellefleur.
For more information on the Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience exhibit, visit the museum's website.