Multi-award winning Twin Flames is led by Jaaji, an Inuk Mohawk man from Nunavik, and Chelsey June, an Algonquin Cree Métis woman from Ottawa. Their newest single “Battlefields” speaks to ending the stigma associated with mental health. Jaaji and Chelsey June speak about life as touring musicians and arts educators adapting to COVID-19.
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.
The NGC’s feature exhibition of contemporary works by Indigenous artists around the world.
The Aboriginal dance company, which hails from Australia, is performing for two nights at the NAC this weekend.
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.
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.
Asinabka Festival presents Indigenous film and media arts from the world’s most interesting indie artists—08.07.19 to 08.11.19
The eighth annual festival presents an impressive program of Indigenous film and media arts, allowing independent artists to show their best works that examine Indigenous issues and topics in Algonquin Territory and around the world.
Sarp Kizir: “Foie gras has nothing on Maktaaq.”
The National Arts Centre’s new Indigenous Theatre company has unveiled its inaugural season.
Among community-oriented initiatives, BBBC offers free children’s books with an aim of fostering reading from an early age. They’ll be starting an Indigenous reading group open to everyone. Students get a 30% discount for every $10 they spend, and non-students receive a 20% discount.