Ryan Pepper: “One question this show raises is: why does it have to be performed by two people? And more importantly, why couldn’t it just have been an Inuit show? The answer to that actually lies in the show.”
The exhibition features the work of more than 70 artists from 16 countries, connected to nearly 40 Indigenous nations, ethnicities and tribal affiliations.
Highlighting diverse companies and northern artists, Unikkaaqtuat is an impressive, unprecedented and fully captivating collaboration that deserves the widest of audiences.
Unikkaaqtuat runs at the National Arts Centre’s from January 9–12 before embarking on a Canadian tour.
Merrick Palmer, one Canada’s top basketball trainers, is showing his local love for Ottawa through the work and dedication he puts into his community.
The NGC’s feature exhibition of contemporary works by Indigenous artists around the world.
Canadian author and playwright Chris Gatchalian is reading from his memoir Double Melancholy: Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man—11.21.19
Chris Gatchalian’s book launch event is at Arts Court on Thursday evening November 21. Admission is free.
Directed by Phillip Pike, Our Dance of Revolution is one of my top picks at this year’s Inside Out Film festival.
The Afro-Métis Nation consists of folks of African descent whose ancestors include Indigenous and/or Métis people (and sometimes Europeans as well). It’s also the name of a musical group whose first album, Constitution, celebrates the Afro-Métis Nation of Nova Scotia.
The show is an artful combination of dance and story, with keen attention paid to its visual aspects.
The Prismatic Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary roundup of culturally diverse Canadian artists which was launched in 2008.
Using text, audio and video, this multimedia exhibit is designed to give space for a plurality of voices to “[tell] an Indigenous expressionism across Turtle Island” reads the gallery notes.
Inspired by Canada’s first LGBTQ+ rights protest, Capital Pride’s 2019 Grand Marshall calls for renewed political action to support LGBTQ+ communities
Through the eyes of an Indigenous woman raising two young sons, the events surrounding Colten Boushie’s are chronicled in this documentary. At the centre is the catalyst for much of the activism and international support that’s erupted since Boushie’s death: his cousin Jade Tootoosis.
Liz Clarke is a 2019 Trailblazer Award winner, was shortlisted for the 2018 Impact HUB Ottawa Social Impact awards, just opened a social enterprise called Freedx, made a mixed-media documentary about being black at Bluesfest called Air Force Blacks … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.