This research project will reflect on an important historical event, The Great Peace of Montreal, a peace treaty signed in 1701 in Montreal. Using this event as a point of departure will help students reflect on history and on what constitutes peaceful coexistence between different peoples sharing a common land. Various listening activities, sound recordings, broadcasts and/or performances will encourage students’ awareness of collective memory and their impact on the land, while helping them learn the fundamentals of sound art.
* Gibideweshinimin is a word in Anishinaabemowin, kindly translated by Wilfred Abigosis.
This project is made possible thanks to Libres comme l’art, a program for professional artists of creation residencies in schools, funded by the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal (CRÉ) and the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.