Le Montral des Premires Nations

Le Montral des Premires Nations

Le Montral des Premires Nations
(in French)
[4,7 MB - 36 pages]

A guide to the heritage and culture of First Nations in the Montral area

This free French-language guide introduces you to the places and events in Montral through which you can discover the past, present and future of First Nations culture.

A map of the Montral area is at the back of the guide so you can locate the places mentioned in the guide: museums, organizations, universities, and historical, archaeological and sacred sites. Discoveries await you from one stop to another, whether youre with your family, in a group, solo, or online!

Montral, Hochelaga, Tiohtiake

The First Nations presence in Montral dates back more than 1,000 years. The oldest First Nations sites are more than 4,000 years old. During his first visit to the island in 1535, Jacques Cartier met the inhabitants of the Iroquois village named Hochelaga - Tiohtiake, which means place where the group separates in the Mohawk language. The Algonquians in the area called it Minitik Outen Entagougiban, or the island where there was a town.

More than 20,000 Amerindians and Inuits of various origins live in or are passing through Montral for school or business, or to visit family and friends.

The Mohawk or Kanienkehaka nations have lived around the island for a long time, in communities on the north and south shores of the St. Lawrence iver. People who want to find or learn more about Qubecs First Nations may find it difficult to do so at first glance in the greater Montral area.

You can download the guide for free here or get a copy from city libraries, maisons de la culture and partner museums.

This project receives financial support from the Secrtariat aux Affaires Autochtones as well as the Ministre de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition fminine and the city as part of the 2008-2011 Montral Cultural Development Agreement.

Montral Clic

Montral Clic

From 1991 to 2008, the CHM published the French-language history newsletter Montral Clic. The articles are online. You can consult them by category: Themes, Historical Figures, Historical Topics or Overview of the Collection.

Montral, la
ville aux cent

Montral, the City of 100 Bell Towers.

Montrealers look at their places of worship

This publication was written after the All Eyes on Montral photo contest organized by the CHM in fall 1999. Specialists and participants from major religious traditions also contributed to this publication, which showcases the richness of Montrals religious architectural heritage and its 500 temples, churches, synagogues and mosques.

Under the direction of Colette Godin, in collaboration with Jean-Franois Leclerc. ditions Fides, 2002. (Collection Images de socits)

Plus que parfaites. Les aides familiales Montral,

Plus que parfaites. Les aides familiales  Montral, 1850-2000

This French-language publication is part of the exhibition Beyond the Call of Duty. Chronicles of Domestic Work in Private Homes, 1920-2000, and was made possible through the partnership of the CHM and the Association des Aides Familiales du Qubec (AAFQ). It presents the evolution of domestic work from a socio-historic perspective, with many first-person accounts, and chronicles the AAFQs battles over the last two decades for recognition of a profession that is still poorly defined.

Raphalle de Groot and Elizabeth Ouellet. Les ditions du remue-mnage, 2001.