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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 […]

Remembering the Future: An Indigenous Feminism Strategy

Plan F: Remembering the Future An Indigenous Feminism Strategy Saturday April 6th 1PM – 5PM The Loop FREE In 2018 we saw the destruction of an essential program, the Indigenous Culture Fund, developed in the name of truth and reconciliation for Indigenous communities and artists in Ontario. We also read the Ontario Arts Council’s report […]

NOMAD: Papâmacihowin*

Multidisciplinary Métis artist Moe Clark collaborates with Mexican musician Ahau Marino and a group of Indigenous youth in this sonic journey. Together, they explore concepts of survival, determination and continuum through song, story and language. Their voices become landscape in this immersive nomadic performance. With Moe Clark, Ahau Marino and students of the Hadley and Philemon Wright High School in Gatineau. […]

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][/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. […]