Gibideweshinimin* we are heard walking there – on nous entend marcher là

© J. Chateauvert, 2014

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© J. Chateauvert, 2014

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Gibideweshinimin* we are heard walking there – on nous entend marcher là

with Émilie Monnet and Pohanna Pyne Feinberg

Cultural Mediation
November 10, 2014 to April 30, 2015
with École Louis-Joseph Papineau
in collaboration with Myllène Caetano Alves and grade 10 students in media art


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.

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Émilie Monnet

Intergrating theatre, performance art and technology, Émilie Monnet’s artistic practice explores themes of identity, memory, co-existence and transformation. In 2016, Émilie founded Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS), a critical and artistic manifestation of live-arts by indigenous artists. Its last edition took place in Montreal, from June 1 to 9, 2017. Émilie’s heritage is Anishnaabe and French, and she lives in Montreal. Her artistic engagement is inspired by years of social activism with indigenous organizations in Canada and Latin America as well as community art projects with incarcerated women and Aboriginal youth.

Pohanna Pyne Feinberg

Pohanna Pyne Feinberg is an artist and an art educator. Most recently, she was in residence at Dare Dare’s Field 2_Critical Space, where her research project While Walking explored walking as a creative process and aesthetic practice. Her audio-visual work is propelled by the extraordinary in the ordinary, textures of impermanence, resonance, and compassion. Over the past 10 years, Pohanna has developed educational programs and taught for several arts and cultural organizations as well as educational institutions. In 2009, she created, a webzine with the mandate to increase awareness about community-based art in the Montreal region. In 2011, her curatorial project titled [in-tur-pri-tey-shuhnz] explored the intersections between contemporary art and oral history. She received a Masters degree in Art History from Concordia University and is pursuing doctoral research in Art Education with a focus on walking as creative process and aesthetic inquiry.