Things We are Into This Week: November 17th – 23rd


November, 2017


On Nov. 21-22, the Conference Board of Canada will be hosting the Indigenous Youth Summit Our Land, Our Future: National Summit on Indigenous Youth and Natural Resource Developmentin Calgary. With featured speakers Chad Day, Kluane Adamek, Alicia Dubois, Mitchell Case, and Dr. Ken S. Coates, this summit will look at the relationships between industry, government, and Indigenous people in the natural resource sector.

When: Nov. 21 & 22
Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Calgary


Raven Spirit Dance will behosting IndigeDIV (Dance in Vancouver) with keynote speaker Tanya Lukin Linklater about Building Meaningful Relationships between presenters and Indigenous artists.

When: Nov. 23, 3 – 4 pm
Where: Vancouver International Film Centre

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!


Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws, by Marianne Ignace and Ronald E. Ignace, will be launched this weekend at Chapters Kamloops. The book explores the history of the Secwépemc people as told through Indigenous knowledge and oral traditions. The authors will be at Chapters for a discussion on what the book means for the Secwépemc Nation.

When: Nov. 19, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Chapters Kamloops


Drew Hayden Taylor’s play Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is in current production at the Firehall Arts Centre. This second play in a trilogy about identity is centred on an Ojibwan woman that was victim to the “Sixties Scoop” and adopted out to a wealthy white family.

When: until Dec. 2
Where: Firehall Arts Centre Cost: $33


The Lattimer Gallery is working with 20 Indigenous Artists to raise money for UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association) through the Bentwood Box Charity Auction. The silent auction will run from Nov. 18th with the box unveiling to Dec. 2 for the artist reception from 5 pm to 8 pm, you can view the bentwood boxes either online or at the Lattimer Gallery (1590 West 2nd ave.).

When: Nov. 18
Where: Lattimer Gallery


The Bill Reid Art Gallery is offering a Copper Workshop on Nov. 18 with Tawx’sin Yexwulla (Aaron Nelson-Moody) where you will learn how to make a small copper arrowhead pendant.

When: Nov. 18, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Bill Reid Art Gallery Cost: $35

On Nov. 20, VIU will be hosting their 3rd Annual Indigenous Speakers Series with guest speaker Gabrielle Scrimshaw for her talk titled Youth and Reconciliation – the Next 150 Years”. During her keynote, she will be reflecting on the challenges Indigenous youth face, what reconciliation looks like, and how we can engage in that journey. A Q&A session will be hosted by Paul Kenney and recorded for national broadcast on CBC Radio One’s Ideas.

When: Nov. 20, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: VIU Nanaimo Campus – Malaspina Theatre

Registration: Free through EventBrite

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