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1 Contrary 5 Agokwe-Nini (Documentary Film Screening)

1 Contrary 5 Agokwe-Nini (Documentary Film Screening) Directed by Carmel Whittle & Howard Adler Film Length: 35 mins The film “1 Contrary 5 Agokwe-Nini” is a talk-show style documentary film hosted by the one and only ‘contrary’ Alik Beavers (aka Sharp Dopler), and features 5 Agokwe-nini guest speakers: Ashley Grenstone, Benny Michaud, Theo Paradise-Ottawa, Kole […]

Ming Wu: KANATA 150? looks at the role of colonialism in Canadian patriotism

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). This week, Ming visited the opening of KANATA 150?, an exhibit at Studio Sixty Six, which showcases the work of seven emerging Indigenous artists reflecting […]

Sakahàn: Connections through Indigenous Art

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pdFGjER4g[/youtube] For the past 2 months, the National Gallery of Canada has featured Sakahàn, an ambitious exhibition showcasing works from international Indigenous contemporary artists. Sakahàn, which means, “to light a fire” in the language of the Algonquin peoples, showcases over 80 artists from 16 countries with works and styles as diverse as their cultural backgrounds. […]