Monday, February 20, 2017

REEL Canada

Hi Teachers,

I'm writing because REEL CANADA has a special FREE opportunity for schools in the Vancouver area next month:

A screening of the award-winning documentary film Angry Inuk (dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, 2016) followed by a presentation and in-person Q & A session with special guest and director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril!

This free Indigenous themed event, presented by REEL CANADA as part of the Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory film festival in partnership with Vancouver International Film Festival, is being offered to high school schools on Monday, March 6th, 2017

We also offer free lesson plans about the film for teachers to use before and/or after the film screenings.

I've attached a formal invitation to this email for you to read more about this exciting opportunity.

Please let me know ASAP, as spaces are limited, if your school is interested in participating in this exciting day: 1-855-733-5709 ext. 203

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Cheers,
Stephanie


Stephanie Turenko, B.Ed
Production Coordinator
REEL CANADA

Ask Me About:
April 19, 2017
@canfilmday #CanFilmDay 

504-720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
416-642-5796 | Toll-free: 1-855-733-5709 

VIFF Aboriginal Films

Join us for two upcoming high school screenings of the following Aboriginal films:
COLONIZATION ROAD (February 23, 2017 at 10am)
Michelle St. John, 2016, Canada, 49 mins
$8/student 
Email Cecelia Cheung at education@viff.org to book 

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of "Canadian settlement." On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about "reconciliation" and what it means to "decolonize."

ANGRY INUK (March 6, 2017 at 9am)
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, 2016, Canada, 85 mins
FREE screening
Email Stephanie Turenko at stephanie@reelcanada.ca to reserve seats

Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy. 
We look forward to having your class with us!

Cecelia Cheung
VIFF Education Coordinator

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stanley Park Ecology

Indigenous Plant Use

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walk through the forest with an experienced guide of Coast Salish descent and learn about the traditional and present-day indigenous relationships with local flora and fauna. While there will be no collecting on these tours, Stanley Park offers a perfect setting to learn about sustainable harvesting. Join us on this walking tour to nurture yourself with nature and harmonize your well-being with the natural world.
We meet at the Stanley Park Nature House and will begin promptly!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nominations for P.H. Bryce Award

REMINDER: Less than one week left to nominate a young person (or group) in your circle for the 2017 PH Bryce Award! We know that children and youth across Canada are doing amazing things to make this country better place, and we want to honour their efforts. Nomination deadline is February 15, 2017. Visit our website for more details: https://fncaringsociety.com/peter-bryce-award

A big thank you to our friends at United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) for the amazing graphic!


In recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary, we are pleased to announce a special 2017 call for nominations for the PH Bryce Award for Children and Youth. As Canada approaches its 150 birthday, we still have a long way to go to ensure for equity for First Nations kids and their families. We know that children and youth are doing amazing things to make Canada a better place, and their efforts inspire and uplift us all.
Award nominees must show how they have overcame challenges to stand up for the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, for example, speaking in public about the rights of Indigenous children even when you are a bit scared of talking in front of groups. Although the nominee(s) might be working to help one child or one community, it is important to show how these efforts could help other First Nations, Métis and Inuit children. 

Deadline extended! Submissions are due at by 12 noon Eastern Time on February 15th, 2017.

About the Award

The Peter Henderson Bryce Award is awarded every two years on a rotating basis (alternating between the child/youth and adult categories). Named for courageous health advocate Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, the award recognizes outstanding leadership in promoting the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth. Learn more about Dr. Bryce.
The selection committee comprises members of the Bryce family, as well as representatives from the Canadian Paediatric Society, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and experts in the field of child rights and health.

2016 P. H. Bryce Award (Adult)

Renowned Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is the recipient of the 2016 Peter Bryce, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth. Through her creative lens, Alanis gives Indigenous peoples the chance to share their stories, sheds light on injustices, and calls for redress on issues that impact the health and well-being of children. The P.H. Bryce Award acknowledges her work to improve the lives of Indigenous children and shift the hearts and minds of Canadians from a position of indifference to one of reconciliation. Read Alanis's full profile
Honourable mentions for the 2016 award include Dr. Anna Banerji of the University of Toronto, and Dr. Lola Baydala, pediatrician and associate professor with the University of Alberta. Read Dr. Banerji's and Dr. Baydala's profiles.


Thank you,

Gail Stromquist
Assistant Director, Aboriginal Education
Professional and Social Issues Department BCTF
100-550 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2
gstromquist@bctf.ca
604-871-1854
cid:86AAAE56-9C02-4B00-893C-1669DBCFA251@bctfmain.priv

Free Film Screening

Hi Teachers,

I'm writing because REEL CANADA has a special FREE opportunity for schools in the Vancouver area next month:

A screening of the award-winning documentary film Angry Inuk (dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, 2016) followed by a presentation and in-person Q & A session with special guest and director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril!

This free Indigenous themed event, presented by REEL CANADA as part of the Beyond 150 Years: An Acknowledgement of Cinematic Territory film festival in partnership with Vancouver International Film Festival, is being offered to high school schools on Monday, March 6th, 2017

We also offer free lesson plans about the film for teachers to use before and/or after the film screenings.

I've attached a formal invitation to this email for you to read more about this exciting opportunity.

Please let me know ASAP, as spaces are limited, if your school is interested in participating in this exciting day: 1-855-733-5709 ext. 203

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Cheers,
Stephanie


Stephanie Turenko, B.Ed
Production Coordinator
REEL CANADA

Ask Me About:
April 19, 2017
@canfilmday #CanFilmDay 

504-720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
416-642-5796 | Toll-free: 1-855-733-5709 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival returns to MOA from March 4-6, 2017. Produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with MOA, the tenth anniversary of this event will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best artists from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, as well as national and international guest artists. Throughout the festival, the museum’s Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.

Signature Evening Performances — Ticketed Events
Friday, March 3 — 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 — 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7 pm
$30 adults / $25 students, seniors, MOA members
Buy Tickets

Festival Performances
Saturday, March 4 — 1-4 pm
Sunday, March 5 — 1-4 pm
Free with MOA admission

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Talking Stick Festival

http://fullcircle.ca/outreach/workshops-in-schools/



Workshops in Schools consist of storytelling, performing and visual arts workshops and classes programmed directly into schools and community centres in areas where many members of the Aboriginal community reside. Each workshop session is designed to emphasize interaction, participation, dialogue and education in a lively, creative environment. $150 for workshops.


Full Circle currently offers the following: 
PRIMARY & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


• Storytelling
• Métis Jigging
• Powwow Dancing
• West Coast Singing and Dancing • Hip-Hop Beat Making
• TSF Colouring Contest
Subject to change.

SECONDARY SCHOOL / YOUTH
• Hip-Hop Beat Making/ DJ Mixing
• Master Class Slam Poetry (8 weeks) • Slam Poetry Introduction
• Vocal Lessons
• Visual Arts
• TSF Poster Design Contest
For complete Workshops in Schools Guide, visit www.fullcircle.ca 

How to Register
To register, contact us with the following information:
• The name of your school
• Your name and time of the workshop you

will be attending
• The total number of students that will be

attending
Email: education@fullcircle.ca or phone: 604-683-0497

Registration Deadline
Last day to register is Monday, Feb 6, 2017.
Workshops have a limited capacity and early registration is highly recommended. Due to safety, we regret we are unable to accommodate any requests for increased session size. Please see our Workshops in Schools Guide online
at www.fullcircle.ca for session capacity and requirements.

Questions or Further Information?
Please call 604-683-0497, or email us at: education@fullcircle.ca
The Workshops in School Series is part of the programming of The Talking Stick Festival and designed under the guidelines of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement.