Sunday, August 9 at 6 PM
Film screening courtesy of Wapikoni via ZOOM

Screens Sensing: Nicolas Jimy Awashish, Bradley Brazeau, Craig Commanda, Heather Condo, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Sammy Gadbois, Christopher Gregoire-Gabriel, Joleen Mitton, Elisa Moar, Gloria Morgan, Katherine Nequado, Canouk Newashish, Marie-Pier Ottawa, Kevin Papatie, Nathan Paradis, Donavan Vollant, Simon Weizineau

Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), 5th edition
Kahwatsiretátie: Teionkwariwaienna TekariwaiennawahkòntieHonoring kinship Curated by David Garneau (Métis), with the assistance of rudi aker (Wolastoqiyik) and Faye Mullen.

For International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, let us celebrate the richness of Indigenous cultures and amplify the voices of Indigenous talents. From Pauquachin to Gesgapegiag, from the woods to the shore, from Elders to new generations, this short film program highlights the daring and unique works of upcoming and well-established artists. First Nation, Métis and Inuit creators tell their own stories and histories, sharing their heritage and tradition. Discover unique new voices and talents with an artistic signature specific to Turtle Island’s Indigenous creators.

Wapikoni is a cultural organization with international influence that nourishes artistic creation and excellence to serve the narrative sovereignty of Nations. Its mission is to amplify the voices of Indigenous talents through short films and music, disseminate these works, and provide a tool for professional development and social transformation.

Web of Virtual Kin

Virtual gatherings, workshops, teachings, circles, parties + panels coming from Indigenous community members to hold space with our NDN kin across Nations, Lands + Waters. In an effort to locate + contribute to nodes in our interconnected web of relations during these times of social-distancing.

This series of gatherings centers and nourishes place-keeping of our Black, Brown, 2Spirited, trans, non-binary + indigiqueer community members and upholds harm reductive protocols that provides a sense of safety that is ever-evolving. This programming is held with Indigenous youth, 2Spirit indigiqueer community as well as families both blood + chosen to stay connected with our cultures, communities and creativity.
In each event posting, we will clarify who this event is open to – most of the time these gatherings are open exclusively to Indigenous + Black-Indigenous community members.

** If ever you are questioning if an event is for you, please feel comfortable connecting with us to ask. Please feel to come as you are. Do not hesitate to write to us if you have comments and / or suggestions.

Web of Virtual Kin is a collaborative weaving of intentions and community relationships, organized by SS2S :: StrongSpirit2Sircle, Land as Our Teacher (Concordia+) and nistamîkwan. SS2S wishes to extend gratitude to ASRC + Centre Clark + ACC-CCA for their generous support as well as CRE + Hand & Hands for their contributions during these times to the community. Web of Virtual Kin receives generous + generative funding support from LAOT and BACA 2020 Kahwatsiretátie : Teionkwariwaienna Tekariwaiennawahkòntie.