Things We’re Into This Week: September 16th- 23rd
Where to go
Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s exhibit isn’t new, but will be ending soon at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. His vivid paintings depict the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources and sovereignty. If you haven’t seen it yet, use this weekends’ bad weather as an excuse to go!
What to watch
The Toronto International Film Festival is this week, and there are some fantastic entries from Indigenous Filmmakers. Watch the trailers here.
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
The Globe and Mail has started a new podcast called ‘Colour Code’ about race in Canada. The first episode is a discussion on ‘Indian Status’ and how it resonates in communities and Canada. Listen here.
A Tribe Called Red released their new album ‘We are the Halluci Nation’ this week and, as expected, it’s great. Listen here.
What to read
Bedside Press is re-releasing Love Beyond Spirit and Time, a collection of indigenous science fiction and urban fantasy focusing on LGBT and two-spirit characters. The First Nations author collection received acclaim from readers upon its first release, so worth catching this time around!
CBC continues its ‘Canada Reads’ series with Métis author, Katherena Vermette’s debut novel ‘The Break’. The story centres around a group of Indigenous women in Winnipeg. Listen to the author discuss the novel here.
What we’re excited about
You’ve likely heard about the highly publicized Gord Downie project that tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young boy who died in Ontario after fleeing residential school. The movie hasn’t been released yet, but watch the powerful trailer here.