Things We are Into This Week: May 26th – June 1st
WHERE TO GO
On June 1 at the Legacy Art Gallery in downtown Victoria, Dr. Rebecca Johnson and Jessica Asch (LL.B) will be sharing their research about Indigenous Art and its relationship to law in their event: Engaging with Indigenous Legal Traditions through Stories & Art. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: 630 Yates Street – UVic Legacy Art Galleries
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 LISTEN TO
Kym Gouchie, a self-taught guitar player from Lheidli T’enneh, will be performing at the Lelum’ Arts and Cultural Cafe in Fort Langley on May 27 @ 7 pm.
WHAT WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT
The Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour will be stopping at the University of Saskatchewan on May 30 as part of the Canada 150 initiative. Suzette Amaya, host moderator, will be joined by Andrea Dykstra (2006 Youth – First Nation), Josh Butcher (2017 Youth – Métis), and Fauna Kingdon (2005 Youth – Métis), as they talk about their educational journey. Be sure to register!
WHAT TO SEE
Now is your last chance to go see the Susan Point Spindle Whorl Exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery!
Starting May 19 at York Theatre in Vancouver is the powerful musical Children of God. In this story of redemption, Children of God explores a story of an Oji-Cree family sent to residential school in Northern Ontario. Tickets range from $10 – $46
Where: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC
Performance dates: May 19 – June 3
On June 8, the National Film Board of Canada will be providing a free screening of The Road Forward at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema in Vancouver. This musical documentary looks at Indian Nationalism in the 1930’s up to the First Nations activism of today. As part of the country wide Aabiziingwashi (wide awake) tour, this film is a must see for any cinema lover.
Where: 149 West Hastings St. (Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s), Doors @ 6:30, Cost: Free
NFB’s free screenings – http://www.northernstars.ca/nfbs-free-screenings/