Indigenous Communities

L’île du savoir acknowledges that its festival and activities are located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. We also recognize that colonization, racism, and white supremacism have had, and continue to have, detrimental effects on Indigenous communities. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Take part in the Eurêka! Festival

Theme : Planetary Health: United for the Living World

In an effort to recognize peoples and bring them together through the lens of science, education and the environment, we are currently looking for organizations, artists, lecturers or speakers that can shed light on Indigenous ingenuity and the ancestral knowledge of the First Nations. We are convinced that the voice of the Indigenous peoples is central to our understanding of life and its connection to the land.

The aim is to help educate non-indigenous youth about First Nations culture, foster cultural reconnection between different peoples, and share environmental and resourcefulness between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, researchers, and social stakeholders.

 

DATES: May 24 (school day), 25 and 26, 2024

LOCATION: Parc Jean-Drapeau, at the foot of the Biosphère

ACTIVITIES FORMATS: Conferences ⋅ shows ⋅ workshops ⋅ performances ⋅ activity kiosks held over 3 days ⋅ roving performances

EXAMPLES OF SCIENTIFIC TOPICS: Indigenous ingenuity, ecology, environment, medicinal plants, etc.

VISITORS IN 2023: 65,300 (including 5,000 students),  a chance to showcase your expertise and raise awareness for your mission, among a large number of festival-goers!

SCHOOL GROUPS: Do you work in a school, for a school board or are you a community leader and would like to offer this field trip to youth 8-13? It’s FREE! Please fill out this form as soon as possible to register!

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Interested in offering an activity at the Festival? Please contact :

mguiguen@liledusavoir.ca