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A Tribe Called Red: What’s next after a year of highs

There’s an argument to be made that A Tribe Called Red has become Ottawa’s best musical export over the last couple of years, so it’s a treat for us every time they come back to play a show at home. In 2013, the three gents were short-listed for the Polaris Prize and travelled the world sharing Nation […]

Asinabka 2013 brings films exploring Indigenous issues to the Capital/ Algonquin region

Looking for films with a varied perspective? Asinabka Film and Arts Media might be just what you’re looking for. Featuring national and international films focusing on Indigenous issues and topics, Asinabka strives to inject the Capital/Algonquin region with a blast of something fresh. It’s the second year that Christopher Wong and Howard Adler have been […]

Introducing Melody McKiver: Q&A with Artengine’s Critical Resident Blogger

Melody McKiver is a (self-described) Anishinaabe musician, writer and interdisciplinary media artist. Trained as a classical violinist, she performs improvisational work on the viola and laptop (she’s also a percussionist and singer). More recently, she has been experimenting in composition, digital video, photography and online curation. A recent recipient of SAW Video’s Aboriginal Voices grant, […]

#IdleNoMore in photos

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. There’s a movement afoot across the country led by First Nations and other indigenous peoples to fight for the rights of First Peoples in Canada. Led by First Nation youth and spreading through social media, Idle No More is a movement that’s led to teach ins and protests. Above are photos […]

A film fest is born: Interview with Asinabka’s Howard Adler

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XSsUdeuXBE[/youtube] Next month from June 19 to 24, Ottawa’s newest yearly film festival will be born. The Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival will highlight aboriginal artists and issues while entertaining the masses. Howard Adler, one of the festival’s co-directors, sat down with Apartment613’s Alessandro Marcon to discuss Asinabka, aboriginal cinema and The Business […]