2020 Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg to celebrate Indigenous, francophone culture – Globalnews.ca

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January 9, 2020

The 51st Festival du Voyageur is set to launch its 2020 programming.

The main focus of the festival this year is celebrating Indigenous and francophone cultures through art, music and storytelling.

“The fur trade era included kinship and incredible exchanges between the francophone peoples, Indigenous Peoples and voyageurs, and that’s really what created the fur trade era and the partnership,” said Darrel Nadeau, executive director of Festival du Voyageur.

“So for us, it’s just so natural to integrate that into our festival and to make it a real authentic experience and authentic reflection of the partnerships that existed back then in 1815.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/6388945/2020-festival-du-voyageur-winnipeg-indigenous-francophone/

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