The national arts festival will feature more than 1,000 artists at 100 events in June and July.
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre’s newest program is called Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (“I am a kind man”), and is geared toward bringing Indigenous men together to work against all forms of violence against Indigenous women.
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 […]
On Wednesday morning, the National Arts Centre (NAC) invited their partners, stakeholders, Board Members and the media to its Theatre Salon, and revealed its 2017 performing arts lineup in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Tanya Tagaq on her latest album Retribution, climate change, and music as a coping mechanism.
A Tribe Called Red released a video Tuesday called “The Manawan Session,” which follows them as they travel to Manawan, Atikamekw Nation, in Quebec, in order to record new music with Black Bear Singers, a drum group from the community of Manawan, of the Atikamekw nation in Quebec. The eight-minute, documentary-style video explores the collaboration between the […]
Ottawa singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume, is set to release her third studio album, Holding Patterns, with a CD release concert at NAC’s Fourth Stage on May 5, 2016, which will also kick off her Canadian tour. Joining her onstage will be the same 4 musicians featured on the album. They are Anders Drerup (guitar/vocals), Jim Bryson […]
Carl Faehrmann self-published his debut novel, One little, Two Little, Three Little Indians, in the spring of 2015. The story follows Ottawa police detective Joe Donnelly as he chases down a serial killer targeting young Indigenous women. As he pieces together a historical connection that all the women share, he becomes exposed to Canada’s legacy […]
Marie-Cecile Kakgoosh Nottaway-Wawatie, who goes by the name Cezin, is an Anishinaabe woman whose Indigenous roots informed her career from a very early age. “What got me started was my passion for fresh food that was around me when I was growing up,” says Cezin. “Beaver, rabbit, muskrat, fish, moose meat, and in the summer […]
Moonlodge – part of the undercurrents festival of new plays – is a reworking of an Aboriginal Canadian classic by playwright Margo Kane. As part of the festival, it was workshopped at the NAC Fourth Stage on February 12 and 13. This is the NAC’s first participation in undercurrents; here’s hoping it’s not the last. […]
The NAC Presents concert series is hosting its 5th anniversary party this Saturday, January 9 in the NAC foyer. Live music at the party will feature U.S. Girls, Mehdi Cayenne and The Lionyls, and will be headlined by hometown “powwow-step” superstars A Tribe Called Red. Apt613 spoke with Ian “DJ NDN” Campeau this week to […]
August 19th to the 23rd will see the 4th Asinabka Festival come to life here in Ottawa. We caught up with Festival co-director, Howard Adler to get the scoop on what’s going down for this year’s edition. Apt613: While I’m sure that some (perhaps many) of our readers are familiar with Asinabka Festival, for those […]
I once had the opportunity to watch Tanya Tagaq perform in what seemed to me the unlikeliest of situations: in the community hall of her own hometown Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in front of an audience of German tourists sporting thick coats in the middle of August, from a cruise ship making its way through the […]
The folks at the NAC might be kicking themselves for having booked Tanya Tagaq into the small Fourth Stage instead of one of their larger rooms: the show was booked before she won the Polaris Prize, reignited the debate in Canada over the seal hunt, and changed the way many Canadians think about Inuit musical […]
Ottawa’s own Asinabka Film & Media Festival, which celebrates film, art and media made by and about Aboriginal peoples from the world over, begins this Wednesday, July 23rd and runs until Sunday. We caught up with co-directors, Howard Adler and Chris Wong to chat about this year’s edition. Apt613: Hi Howard and Chris. Thanks for […]