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.
Applications to the Open Doors Artistic Mentorship and Performance Opportunity are open until November 29, 2018.
The 7th edition of The Asinabka Film & Media Art Festival takes place from August 8-12, 2018.
One of the most culturally rich and exciting festivals is coming to Ottawa June 21-24. Starting festivities on National Indigenous People’s Day, which happens to coincide with the summer solstice, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (SSIF) will attract over 40,000 visitors to celebrate the diverse cultures and heritages of Indigenous communities across Canada.
Brian Carroll: “Languedoc fills the entire stage with his performance and characters.”
At the Central Art Garage, visitors are invited into a typical souvenir shop full of cheap mass produced, supposedly, Indigenous objects for Mi’kmaw performance and installation artist Ursula Johnson’s exhibition Indian Truckhouse of High Art.
The Pipeline Project is playing in the undercurrents festival at Arts Court Theatre until February 10, 2018.
Unikkaaqtuarniq: Stories from the North is screening from 6–9pm, February 1–4 outside of the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park (1525 Princess Patricia Way). Dress for the weather. Admission is free.
Cody Coyote performs on January 25th on the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage at 8:30pm.
The show features Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists performing together and the stacked Ottawa lineup includes Shad, Jim Bryson, Lido Pimienta, A Tribe Called Red, Jason Collett, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
Twin Flames are nominated in three categories at the upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Arctic enthusiasts can enjoy a new special exhibit featuring glimpses of life in Nunavut as the Museum’s northern programming continues in the permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Voices from Nunavut is a video project featuring photos and videos taken by northern youth from each of Nunavut’s 25 communities using iPads that had been provided to the youth to help capture daily experiences in Canada’s Arctic territory.
Asinabka is an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival taking place here in Algonquin territory from August 9-13. This year will be the 6th edition, and like all previous years, expect fresh and dynamic content not only from Canada but all across the world.
On Saturday night, Canada Scene presents Anishinabekwe, a one-of-a-kind evening of music and storytelling showcasing some of the country’s best female Indigenous artists.
From July 19-22 seize the unprecedented opportunity to work alongside some of the North’s finest visual artists. The National Arts Centrehas seven specially invited artists from the Far North exhibiting and running workshops where you can try your hand at soap-stone carving, jewelry making, beading, caribou hair tufting and more under the guidance that only a master crafter can provide.