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First Nations Garden

A garden devoted to Amerindians and Inuit

The First Nations Garden is a tribute to the close bonds that Native people in Quebec have always maintained with "Mother Earth". Rather than presenting each nation individually, the Garden highlights the common traits they share. The space is divided into three main zones, each one associated with a particular lifestyle.

- THE CONIFER FOREST is the domain of nomadic Algonquian nations, including the Innu, Attikamek, Cree, Algonquin and Naskapi - traditional hunters, fishers and gatherers.

- THE HARDWOOD FOREST is the territory of the First Nations of southern Quebec, most of them Iroquoian (Mohawk and Huron-Wendat) and skilled farmers, along with a few Algonquian nations (Abenaki, Malecite and Micmac).

- THE NORTHERN TERRITORY is the land of the Inuit and a number of nomadic nations.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:mt0005015

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:DSCN2130

Jardin botanque de Montr?al (Michel Tremblay)

Florent Vollant, born in the North Shore village of Maliotenam, is the First Nations Garden spokesman. He was impressed by the fact that the First Nations of Quebec were closely involved in the project from the outset.

First Nations Garden
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