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Franco-Ontarian artist Julie Fiala is a cultural activist and doctoral candidate who is currently completing a PhD in Art History at Queen’s University (2012). After a visiting scholarship and studies surrounding issues of culture and conflict in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Julie decided to return to her cultural roots. She now lives in Quebec City. Interestingly, it has recently been discovered that her maternal family has an uncle (with eleven Inuit cousins) through her late, great uncle, the RCMP explorer known as “Frenchy” Chartrand. Frenchy, a friend of the Inuit peoples and speaker of Inuktitut, had traveled on the boat called the St. Roch through the Northwest Passage, where he died and is buried in the artic.

MESNAK, a first trilingual Aboriginal-made feature-length film, teaches us many things

There is a well-known song by Greenday called “Time of Your Life” (1998). This is the kind of experience I had on the 17th of February at the Montreal premiere of the aboriginal-made film Mesnak, directed and developed in Québec by playwright Yves Sioui Durand, a Huron from Wendake just outside Québec City.

Film, Reviews

Performance Art, Cultural Activism and Politics: Québec to Belfast

Québec City has a vibrant history of performance art and live arts that extends back to the early work of collectives run by artists.

Art, Art News

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