Monday, September 17, 2018

Transforming Silence

Wednesday, September 26: Transforming Silence Speaker Series: Silence in Coast Salish SocietiesIn this inaugural talk of the Transforming Silence speakers’ series, Coast Salish Snuneymuxw Elder Roberta Price describes the importance of silence in Coast Salish communities. She draws on her years working in Indigenous health initiatives to convey the healing effects of silent presence among those who have experienced trauma and illness, and how silence invites the ancestors to act as benevolent sources of well-being, knowledge, and interconnectedness across the realms.
Wed, Sep 26, 5 - 6:30 pm
Green College, UBC
Coach House, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road (map)
This event is free to the general public. No RSVP required.

Indigenous Theatre

September 25 - October 6: ‘Kamloopa’—an Indigenous Matriarchal Play and StoryKamloopa is a high energy Indigenous matriarchal story, written and directed by Kim Senklip Harvey, a writer/director/performer from Syilx, Tsilhqot'in, Ktunaxa, and Dakelh Nations. It follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from. 
For self-identifying Indigenous peoples, $10 tickets are available for the entire run of the show with the promo code: FIRE. For settler friends and allies, $25 tickets are available for the first week of show, Sept 25-30, with the promo code: Kamloopa. 
Tue, Sep 25 - Oct 6, 8 pm
Historic Theatre, The Cultch
1895 Venables St (map).

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tricksters and Transformers Event at MOA, Thursday, October 4, 2018

THURSDAY OCTOBER 4, 2018 | 6:30 – 9 PM
Join MOA for a special evening of literature, poetry and hip hop by Indigenous artists. Dive into a night with Eden Robinson, Christie Charles and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.
Catch this eclectic lineup of powerhouse First Nation artists here to wow with their written and spoken words.
Eden Robinson (Haisla, Heiltsuk) launches Trickster Drift, the much anticipated second novel of her captivating Trickster trilogy, with a Q&A and book signing. Be among the first to get an inside glimpse of the follow-up to her Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated Son of Trickster.
The night is hosted by Christie Charles (Musqueam), Vancouver’s first Indigenous and current poet laureate. Christie will lay down her singular mix of urban Indigenous poetry, hip hop and storytelling. She’s joined on stage by the Polaris Prize-nominated hip hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Haisla), for an earth-shaking set of  fiery rhymes that tell the stories of their culture and land—in their own words.
These are artist-activists for our times. This is a night for inspiration and instigation.
Doors: 6 pm
Program start: 6:30 pm
MOA • Free with museum admission   PERFORMANCEPROGRAMS