To increase the public profile of Présence Autochtone, the festival takes over La Place des Festivals, in the heart of Montreal’s entertainment district, with a huge suspended teepee as the centrepiece.
Displays of crafts and other free cultural events happen here, including a continuous open-fire barbecue. The main attraction is the free concerts in the evenings.
Photos by Chris Patmore
Présence Autochtone festival, 31st July – 8th August, Montreal, Canada