Cordillera Day in Montreal

Community News & Features Apr 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

cordillera-group-(1)This month migrant mass officiated by Fr. Art Calycay in Montreal that is held every third Sunday of the month at St. Paul’s church on April 20, 2014.

The celebration of Easter was attended by community group members of CPSG, PINAY, CPC, FPG, Anakbayan Montreal, SINING Laya, FWSG, Aklanon, their supporters and solidarity friends from the First Nation highlighting the commemoration of the annual Cordillera day.

The celebration organized by Cordillera people Support Group of Quebec, remembered the killings and disappearances of the past and present leaders of indigenous Filipino leaders who tried to protect and preserve their environment, ancestral land, culture and their rights of self determination. Fr. Rex from NCCP, general secretary sent a video of his solidarity message shown during the program.

A short video film about the life and Cordillera people’s aspiration was shown. Members of Cordillera People Support Group of Quebec, Agnes Calgo, Brigette Lacwasan joined by Jason Polilan from Anakbayan Montreal rendered a poem about Cordillera terrain, culture and it’s people aspiration. Jason demonstrated how to play the different musical instrument use by Cordillera indigenous artists. Solidarity messages from CWEARC, Binadang, and Filipino Parents Group were delivered.

A simple potluck supper on the church yard was the finale of our Easter celebration that symbolizes the life, sufferings, and struggles of Jesus Christ on earth.