Our Guide to Indigenous Events Happening in Vancouver


August, 2018


As part of the 30th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Ancestral Inheritance features Indigenous artists Jody Okabe, Edzi’u and Evan Ducharme, as they explore their familial influence through music and fashion.

When: Sunday, August 12th
Where: SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Cost: $12.00


Vun Tutut Gwich’in artist, Jeneen Frei Njootli, will have a solo expedition at the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery entitled my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money. The expedition explores the nature of her cultures belongings. On Sept 16th, 2018, a publication will accompany the exhibition with commissioned texts from Tsleil-Waututh writer Lee Maracle and Cree poet Billy-Ray Belcourt, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize.

When: July 13 – Sept 16, 2018
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Cost: Free

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Based out of Vancouver, Haida and Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson headline their band Sister Speak – a combination of soulful indie pop based out of Vancouver. Follow their events page for updates on upcoming shows and listen to their album Heart Placement.

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A screening of Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers film c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city will take place at the Museum of Vancouver. The film shares deeply-rooted community knowledge of Musqueam’s living culture and ongoing relationship with their ancestral and unceded territory now known as metro Vancouver.

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