Things We are Into This Week: March 29th to April 6th

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March, 2018

Where to go:

The Audain Art Museum will be honouring the late legendary Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick with an important art historical project until June 11th. Beau Dick: Revolutionary Spirit is an excellent example of the traditional and contemporary art from the west coast.

Where: Audain Art Museum – Whistler, BC
When: March 30 – June 11, 2018
Cost: $18

What to see:

‘These Hands’ is an exhibition of films featured at Western Front from March 23 – May 5. The films in this exhibition are centered around women’s work and labour in how it is often imagined, mythologized, and represented. Jeneen Frei Njootli, Vuntut Gwich’in artist and founding member of the ReMatriate Collective, co created the film entitled ‘Coney Island Baby’ alongside Metis artist and writer Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hilland. The film will be screened in the gallery throughout the exhibit.

Where: Western Front
When: March 23 – May 5, Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm
Cost: Free

What to learn:

On March 31, Gregory Younging will be launching his book Elements of Indigenous Style. The book started as a guide for his workplace Theytus Books, but the need for this type of resource was evident for writers, editors, and publishers to properly reflect Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner in their written material.

When: March 31st, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Massy Books
Cost: Free!

What to listen to:

Daring Greatly Band consists of a father, his two sons and their two friends. Patrick, Liam and Dail Croome are Members of the Mohawk Nation (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte), who together with their band blend together acoustic rhythms and soulful harmonies. The band currently resides in Oceanside, California. They are currently touring the West Coast of Canada and the US with their latest album entitled ‘Works of Art’.

Click here to listen.  

What to watch:

On Sunday, March 25th, the Juno awards were hosted in Vancouver. Canadian band Arcade Fire performed their song ‘Everything Now’ alongside a lineup of Indigenous women, including Musqueam rapper, Christie Lee Charles and Tsimshian musician, Jody Mariko Okabe.

Click here to watch the performance. 

What we’re excited about:

UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono has sent an open invitation for the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre. The centre was created as a statement of apology for UBC’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of Indian Residential Schools.

When: April 9th, 10:00 am
Where: Koerner Plaza – 1958 Main Mall, UBC Campus

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