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Raising awareness about Indigenous artistic realities (Niveau II) – Repaire

10:00AM to 3:00PM

Conseil des arts de Montréal, Édifice Gaston-Miron, 1210 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal


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Prior registration required

This training activity aims to help build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Guided discussions will serve to better identify various contemporary challenges and issues, particularly those facing the artistic community.

This activity is geared specifically to artists, cultural workers and independent workers on the island of Montreal who wish to enter into a dialogue and build bridges with Indigenous artists.


Learning objectives

This workshop will allow participants to establish a relationship between Indigenous history in Quebec and the manner in which they interact with people from these communities. Participants will receive feedback concerning their experiences and answers to their questions. The learning methodology will pair formal presentations with practical exercises, case studies and situation scenarios.



  • Part I: Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Part II: Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


A few places are reserved for RQD members.

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Contact Maude Thibault Morin

514 817-9155



Training workshop given by:

Mikana is an Indigenous organization that was founded in Montreal in 2015. Its mission is to promote awareness of Indigenous realities in Canada among various segments of the public. This initiative is the fruit of a reflection aimed at taking concrete action against racism and discrimination towards Indigenous Peoples.


Kahsennoktha is a member of the Kanieke’há: ka (Mohawk Nation) living and defending her inherent rights on Kanehsatake territory. She completed her studies in mental health support as well as personal and relational development. Kahsennoktha stnads in solidarity with youth advocating in favour of reaffirming and revitalizing their ties with their cultures, languates, traditions and territory. With her experience in the social outreach and healing, she has developed knowledge and competencies in support of her passionate commitment to real change.


Elisa Cohen-Bucher grew up in Tiohtiáke (Montreal), on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá : ka Nation, a traditional gathering place for several First Nations. She graduated from Concordia University’s Human Environment program with a specialization in climate change and Indigenous knowledge, and she is currently completing a master’s degree in social geography at the Université de Montréal. Her research is aimed at improving the health and well-being of the Naskapi, Innu and non-Indigenous populations of Northern Quebec, with an emphasis on the role played by dogs. In the past two years, Elisa Cohen-Bucher has worked for Mikana, where she presents workshops on Indigenous realities.


This training activity is offered by the Regroupement de pairs des arts indépendants de recherche et d’expérimentation (Repaire) in collaboration with the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), the Regroupement du conte au Québec (RCQ), the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD), En Piste Regroupement des arts du cirque, Illustration Québec et le Regroupement Québécois de la danse (RQD). It is made possible thanks to financial support from Emploi-Québec and Compétence Culture, the sectoral workforce committee for culture.