Things We’re Into This Week: April 13th – 20th
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 WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT
As part of New York Fashion Week, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian will be producing a runway show at the American Indian Museum Heye Center called “The Power of Native Design” and will feature designers Dorothy Grant, Jamie Okuma, and Bethany Yellowtail. We can’t wait to see their latest collections!
WHAT TO SEE
Earlier this month the Vancouver Art Gallery had artist Sonny Assu take over their Instagram account. It proved to be fascinating and gave a unique look into his life. Now is your last chance to see his latest exhibit “We Come to Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr” as the exhibit closes on Sunday, April 23.
WHAT TO LEARN
The latest exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, is offering special tours with guest speakers. We are excited about the one on Thursday, April 20th at 7 pm about Indigenous Self-Governance. Andrea Vasquez, a UBC Ph.D. forestry student and a descendant of the Quechua Indigenous group, will be giving a guided tour and speaking about the federational Indigenous self-government system in the Peruvian Amazon.