Things We are Into This Week: March 15th – 23rd
WHERE TO GO:
The Museum of Anthropology at UBC is opening a new exhibition Culture at the Centre featuring Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums from Musqueam, Squamish, Lil’wat, Heiltsuk, Haida, and Nisga’a. The opening celebration will feature performances from each of the nations followed by an opportunity to explore the exhibit and how the nations are sharing their culture.
When: March 18, 1 – 4pm
Where: Museum of Anthropology, UBC
On March 20th, the Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be hosting Ryan McMahon’s keynote presentation Two Moccasins, Two Worlds. In this intimate presentation, Ryan will share his experience in balancing his connection to culture & ceremony in today’s contemporary world.
When: March 20, 7:00 pm
Where: VIU Nanaimo campus, Bldg. 310 – Malaspina Theatre
WHAT TO SEE:
Maker of Monsters, a feature documentary on the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick, will have two screenings at Vancouver Park’s theatre. The film showcases Beau Dicks world renowned Northwest Coast Art as well as his activism work for Indigenous peoples and the environment.
When: March 29 at 7:00 pm, April 1 at 12:55 pm
Where: The Park Theatre
Cost: $12.25 per ticket
WHAT TO LEARN:
Audra Simpson, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and author of Mohawk Interruptus, will be in conversation with Eldon Yellowhorn on the subject of Indigenous Women and Intellectual Traditions in Anthropology. Topics include creating spaces for Indigenous women in the field of Anthropology, Indigenizing research, and contributing Indigenous women’s voices into the discourse of modern Anthropology.
When: March 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: SFU Woodwards, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
WHAT TO LISTEN TO:
Cree/Dene and Irish artist IsKwé brings together her cultures through jazz, R&B, electronic and trip-hip. In 2017, she released her second album entitled ‘The Fight Within’, which touches on issues around the environment and MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls). In September 2017, IsKwé won the Western Canadian Music Award for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year. She is also been nominated for the 2018 Juno Awards Indigenous Music Album of the Year.
Listen to the track ‘Soldier’ on the Fight Within or her recent collaboration with Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq called ‘The Unforgotten’.
WHAT WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT:
The Jr. All Native Basketball Tournament begins March 19th until 23rd. Featuring teams from all across BC, this annual event will run in conjunction with Nch’u;7mut Unity Cultural Festival. If you are unable to make it to the tournament, you can can catch the live stream from the official broadcaster CFNR.
When: March 19 – 23
Where: Various locations, Vancouver