André Dudemaine, Compagnon de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

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André Dudemaine, Compagnon de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

© Alexandre Claude

André Dudemaine, Compagnon de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

© Alexandre Claude

André Dudemaine, Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec

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28 May 2019 André Dudemaine, Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec
Through his unfaltering commitment and visionary efforts, André Dudemaine has made an outstanding contribution to the recognition and influence of North American Indigenous cultures. Of Innu origin and having grown up in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, he is the founder and artistic director of Land InSights, and for almost 30 years has been managing Montréal’s multidisciplinary First Peoples Festival. He is also one of the most prominent members of the Indigenous film community.

Minuatshimakanu

Innushkueua ukauia, nete inniuipan algonquin-assit, ka tutuat kanua André Dudemaine, itenitakushu miam kanatupanisht, ka atusseshtak aitunnu nete Tiotiake mohawk utaimmunuat eshi-uitakanit Munianit. Issishuemakan « anite netshishkatumakaki eshitshuaki nipia »,

Umikunima apatshieu, utaimun mak utakunikan, e mishta-atusseshtak tshetshi nishtuapatakanniti mak mishituepanniti utaitunuaua mak eshi-matau-pikutaht anitshenat Ushkat ka taht innuat.

Mitshet tshekuana tutamᵘ, e minu-uauitak mak e uitshi-atussemat auennua. Nenu eshi-tshissenitak mak e tshi ishi-uaueshtashtat ait etenitakuannit tshekuannu, apashtau nenua tshetshi uauitshiaushut anite mitshet atusseutshuapa miam Culture Montréal, Architectes de l’urgence et de la coopération, DestiNATIONS mak ka nukuiakaniht kanua APTN.

Nenu ashit eshi-mamitunenitak, ekute anite ut tshi tshimatakanipan ushkat atusseun anite Conseil des arts et des lettres anite Uepishtikueiat, mukᵘ innu-kamatau-pikutaht mak innu-atusseutshuapa e tshitapamakaniht.

Atusseshtamupan tshetshi minu-uitsheutunanunit mak aiat tshetshi nishtuapamitunit ait eshinniuniht, André Dudemaine itenitamᵘ anu menu-apatannit atusseuakannu tshetshi ishi-uinitishunanunit, eukuannu nenu etutakannit ussi-tshekuannu. Eukuan anite ut tshetshi minupanit aishkat itenitamᵘ.

Tshetshi utitaik nenu, ekue tshimatapan Terres en vues mak shash tshekat nishtunnuepipuna eshpish takuaimatak nenu mamitshetuait ka ishi-metuenanunit Présence autochtone.

Nukuannu anite eshpish akuatenitakushiht e matau-pikutaht Ushkat ka taht innuat mak aissimeuat, eukuan anite miamuitunanut mak uiapatakanit ussi-tshekuan, e uitakanit mak kau uetinakanit tshekuan, miam ashukan itenitakuan tshetshi tapitiki nakana ka ishi-aitunanut, tshe natshikatuht ka tshishenniuht mak ka auassiuht, innuat mak ait ka ishinniuht.

Mishanu utei mak ka tshimatat an tshekuannu, André Dudemaine mishanipan eshpish uitshiaushit tshetshi kau nukuannit eshi-matau-pikutaht innuat.

Tshitutakunan tshetshi nishtutamakᵘ ne mamitshetuait uetshipanit tshetshi tutakanit tshekuan mak tshetshi matau-pikutakanit, tshuitshikunan mamu tshetshi uenutishiakᵘ mak tshetshi minu-nitautshik mamu e tananut kuishkᵘ etenitakuak, takuan tshetshi ashtakanit ishpitenimitun, tshetshi aimituht mak minu-uitsheutuht innuat mukᵘ eshinniuht.

Tribute translated by Hélène St-Onge.

André Dudemaine has received the title of Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec on May 27, 2019.

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec would like to thank the Caisse de la Culture and Le Devoir, which partnered for the award of this honour.

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