Things We are Into This Week: March 10th – 16th

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March, 2017

WHAT TO WATCH

APTN has been a game changer in tv by bringing the best Indigenous related content to our homes. Coyote Science is one of their latest programs (airing Saturdays at 10:30 am) and is focused entirely on showcasing Indigenous science to youth through fun animations, entertaining hosts and engaging interviews with Indigenous scientists, educators, musicians, and elders . Be sure to check out this week’s episode featuring Dr. Ruby Dunstan, the first female Chief of Lytton First Nation. She will be teaching us about Animal Habitats in Stein Valley.

The Castlemain team rounds up the new, Indigenous, cultural things they’re into this week — from new books to movies, to speaker series, to music and podcasts!

WHAT TO SEE

Nathaniel Arcand has proven to be a multi-talented performer through his acting on tv and movies, and more recently with his soulful musical performances. Now he is making his directorial debut with the short film Sister, Daughter.

The story is an emotional journey of a family torn by grief from the loss of their beloved matriarch. When another family member goes missing a young man enlists the help of his alcoholic father to search for their missing Sister, Daughter. Their road to redemption begins with a first step.

Be sure to catch the premiere on Saturday, March 18 at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver. Doors open at 12:30 pm, show starts at 1 pm. Admission is $5 and will be followed by a Q&A with Nathaniel as well as autograph and photo opportunities.

WHAT TO LISTEN TO

Having just celebrated UN International Women’s Day on March 8 there is no better time to be obsessed with this collaboration between Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq – “You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind)”. The powerful lyrics sung by Buffy Sainte-Marie combined with Tanya Tagaq’s haunting throat singing demonstrates just how strong and influential our Indigenous sisters are when they work together.

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