Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MOA exhibit opening

Sunday, March 18: Culture at the Centre: Exhibit opening reception @ MOA
Culture at the Centre is an unprecedented new exhibition offering insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to honour and support their cultures, histories and languages. Covering a wide geographic expanse, from what is now Vancouver to the Nass River valley, this is an amazing opportunity to learn about the work these centres are doing and to see works from the communities. The exhibit will be organized under three main themes: land and language, continuity and communities, and repatriation and reconciliation.
Exhibit Opening Reception
Sun, Mar 18, 1 - 4 pm
Museum of Anthropology - map
The exhibit will run from March 18 - October 8. For more information, visit MOA online.   

What Does Reconciliation Really Mean?

March 2 - 10: šxʷʔam̓ət (home): Production at the Firehall Theatre šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is Theatre for Living's Forum Theatre production on issues of Reconciliation, which will be returning to the Firehall for a final run after a 20 community tour across BC and Alberta. This audience interactive play puts real, tough, current issues on the stage about the blockages we all face moving towards Reconciliation. It asks the “What now?” question in regards to Reconciliation, and compels audiences to think about Reconciliation not as a “thing of the past”, but something that permeates many aspects of all of our lives. Provocative and entertaining, this production is created and performed by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast, and asks us to imagine what reconciliation really means.

Tickets are $19. Get yours today.  

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

February 27 - March 4: Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
The Dancers of Damelahamid produce the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival in partnership with the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. The Festival is a celebration of the stories, songs and dances of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America. Below you will find some of the festival performances where attendance is included with MOA admission, which is free for UBC students. 
  • Indigenous Dance Artist Panel
    Thur Mar 1, 7 pm
  • Festival Stage Performances
    Sat Mar 3, 1 - 4 pm
    Sun Mar 4, 1 - 4 pm
For full event details and the schedule, visit the Dancers of Damelahamid website

Indigenous Author Event

Monday, March 19: Writing the Future: featuring acclaimed Indigenous Authors
Join the Faculty of Arts Creative Writing Program at this special event featuring acclaimed Indigenous authors Eden Robinson, Katherena Vermette, and Jordan Abel. Following a reading from each author, there will be a moderated Q&A period with the new Chair of the Creative Writing Program, Alix Ohlin. There will be an opportunity to meet the authors, to purchase their books using your alumni discount, and to network with your fellow alumni over drinks and canapés. 
Mon, Mar 19, 6 - 9 pm
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre - map
Free to attend, RSVP required. For more information, contact Leah Dullum at leah.dullum@ubc.ca

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Film Screening

Monday, February 19: Finding Dawn film screening at The CinemathequeAcclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarks on an epic journey into the dark heart of Indigenous women's experience in Canada through her film Finding Dawn. She begins at Vancouver’s skid row where more than 60 poor women are missing, travels to the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon. Along the road to honour those who have passed, Welsh uncovers a reason for hope in Indigenous rights activists who inspire communities all along Highway 16 to come together to demand change.
Mon, Feb 19, 7 pm
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street – map 
Mo Simpson, Finding Dawn’s director of photography will introduce the film and Director Christine Welsh will be in attendance. For event details, visit The Cinematheque website.  

MOA Salish Weaving Tour

Thursday, Febrary 15: Curator’s Tour of The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving 
Join MOA Curator Sue Rowley for a special tour of MOA’s newest exhibit The Fabric of Our Land, featuring early Salish weavings on loan from institutions in Europe and the United States. This tour will look at the history of these weavings and how they ended up so far from home.
Thurs, Nov 30, 7 - 8 pm
Museum of Anthropology Lobby 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Talking Stick Festival

Talking Stick Festival coming up...

Workshops in Schools is a series of workshops designed under the guidelines of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement.
Stories and art practices of Aboriginal culture have enormous depth and richness with teachings as relevant today as they were so many years ago. The purpose of this program is to preserve the language, culture and art forms of Aboriginal people.
All of our interactive cultural workshops are specially designed for either children and youth of all ages to learn and discover aboriginal culture in a lively and creative environment.
Our workshops include: Storytelling, Métis Jigging, Hip Hop, Powwow Dancing, Coast Salish Dancing & Singing. 
All workshops are subject to availability. For more information, please see our Workshops in Schools Brochure.

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