Carmen Moore is an accomplished actress from British Columbia of Wet’suwet’en, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
These days my mind is filled with worry. I have been watching the events unfolding in the news concerning the Ukraine. I find it unbelievable that major super powers are taunting each other on Russia’s doorstep in the Ukraine.
JARVIS – The 23rd annual Jarvis Cornfest will have a new element this year. Gord Caruthers, who owns the Jarvis Country Market, which hosts the annual event, has added a special tribute to First Nations to open this year’s event, Friday night, Aug. 15th, on the main stage.
The Iron Snake, a film by Clifton Arihwakehte Nicolas, is thought provoking and frightening in its content. The footage of the tar sands and pipeline operation evokes an emotional response to the devastation that has created a scar on mother earth that can be viewed from space with the naked eye.
The annual smoke dance competition presented by Plank Road One Stop will get underway July 27. In its second year now, organizers have recently named it, with permission from the family, the Lyle Anderson Sr. Memorial Smoke Dance Competition.
In our big box retail store world, when you find something that is unique and handmade sometimes it feels like you found a four-leaf clover. Well the luck of the Indigenous be with you as you browse through the items available through craft vendors set up at this years ‘Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow’.
There will many food vendors at the annual Grand River Pow Wow this year. People travel from all over Canada and the United States to set up food booths with a wide range of mouth-watering options to satisfy your appetite.
If you’re looking for something fun to do this Friday, come check out the Friday Night Pre-Wow Wow Concert at Chiefswood Park. The showcase will highlight Native singers and songwriters from Six Nations and has a fantastic line-up.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow. Since its beginning in 1980, the pow wow committee has built up a festival that is known throughout the province as one of the best events of the entire summer.
Today’s competitive pow wow dance styles are a blend of many nations, traditions and styles. Here is some background information on the styles you will see competing this weekend at the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow.
Protocol – The do’s and don’ts of attending a pow-wow
• Cheer on the Dancers and Drums loudly!
• Laugh out loud when the Emcee says something funny.
• Take plenty of pictures at the appropriate times.
• Eat! It’s all tasty.
• Invite your friends and family to come.
To some, coming to Six Nations of the Grand River Territory is like a walk across the street. But to many others, visiting for the first or second time, you might be interested in knowing about many other interesting and enlightening sites in the immediate area worthy of visiting while you’re in the neighbourhood.
The main concept behind Visioning, Toronto’s first socially conscious indigenous arts festival is the recognition that Indigenous nations of Turtle Island speak of this time as a moment for a shift in human consciousness, and that this shift is necessary to re-establish a harmonious relationship with Mother Earth.
2010 Juno award and 4 time Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winners the Digging Roots have released their new album “For the Light.
STONEY CREEK – Long before a brief six-year foray into politics in the middle of one of the most turbulent times for his people in recent history, the former Six Nations Elected Chief David General was a successful artist
He has been out of the political circus for several years now and has returned to his artistry, perhaps ev
For over 15 years, Naomi Smith collected beadwork designs while she created traditional beadwork, leather craft, moose hair embroidery, quillwork, sweetgrass or birchbark basket making and adornment.
Santee Smith, the artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, explains that “The Honouring” is a “multi-disciplinary performance honouring First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehon:we families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.
This rigorous training inspired Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Santee Smith, who has award winning career as a dancer/choreographer to look at incorporating Pow Wow Style and bringing into personal fitness.
The fourth annual First Nations Cultural Awareness Day at Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery took place alongside the Ogitchidaa Kwe: Warrior Women exhibition on June 7 in Sutton, Ont.
Ryan McMahon’s feature film script pitch has been selected by the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival’s inaugural script development lab.