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Spallumcheen outdoor theatre adds Indigenous showcase to film festival – Vernon Morning Star

Jun. 25, 2021 Submissions are now open for the first Indigenous Short Film Showcase that coincides with Caravan Farm Theatre’s second annual Film Festival Aug. 25 to Sept. 5. The festival welcomes patrons to an outdoor cinema experience on the 80-acre North Okanagan farm in the unceded, traditional territories of the Secwepemc and Syilx First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202119 Views

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Cree/Métis actor happy to be back on stage in virtual one-woman musical – Times Colonist

May 6, 2021 Artists trudging forward in the Canadian arts community often lament their lack of downtime, and for good reason. Making a living as a creative type in this country is a full-time, all-encompassing endeavour. Cut to 2021. During the pandemic, free time has been a constant, rather than a luxury, according to Cree/Métis […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202133 Views

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Amazon Canada and The Walrus Unveil Shortlist for the 45th Annual First Novel Award

The winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award will be announced on Thursday, May 27, during a virtual ceremony hosted by Jennifer Hollett, the executive director of The Walrus and will include celebrated Canadian author Lawrence Hill as the special guest speaker The winner of the Youth Author short-fiction category will also be recognized […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202125 Views

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‘We have a lot of stories to tell’: Several Indigenous-made films to be featured at this year’s Victoria Film Festival – CHEK

February 3, 2021 Sharing Indigenous stories is the reason Vancouver Island director and producer Steve Sxwithul’txw got into the film industry. “It’s really important to tell what’s happening in each of our territories because a lot of non-indigenous people don’t know what we’re doing,” said Sxwithul’txw, who is a member of the Penelakut Tribe. With […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202156 Views

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Indigenous comics gear up for livestreamed night of laughter – The Star

Feb. 2, 2021 Keith (Bubbas) Nahanee was looking to lift the spirits of members from his Squamish Nation back in 2014. From January through September of that year, Nahanee’s First Nation in British Columbia suffered 41 deaths. Some of those deaths were from natural causes. Others were cancer related. And some others were due to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202147 Views

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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs criticizes TV show for failing to acknowledge missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls crisis – Vancouver Sun

ABC Network’s new series Big Sky is being cited for not acknowledging the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls crisis. The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is joining other Indigenous groups and tribal leaders in asking the ABC Network to “address and rectify its incomplete depiction of violence against women and girls in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202072 Views

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Squamish actor wins award of a ‘King’ – Squamish Chief

Lorne Cardinal to receive August Schellenberg Award of Excellence named after his mentor who played King Lear in all-Aboriginal production of the play October 17, 2020 Squamish actor Lorne Cardinal says he felt quite “stunned” and “overwhelmed” at the news of his latest award. On Oct. 25, the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202082 Views

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Spirit Bear and Children Make History Sept. 27 at 3 PM PDT

Sep. 24th, 2020 Suitable for all ages and important viewing for everyone, this event starts with a screening of the stop motion short that sees Michif animator Amanda Strong and Gitxsan child rights activist Cindy Blackstock adapt Spirit Bear’s books for the screen. Get your free tickets for the online screening of Spirit Bear and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2020115 Views

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VIFF Announces 2020 Canadian-Made Films for VIFF Short Forum and Catalyst Program Participants

39th Vancouver International Film Festival September 24–October 7, 2020 VANCOUVER , B.C. Vancouver International Film Festival 2020 (VIFF) is delighted to announce the complete programming lineup for the Canadian short film series VIFF Short Forum, coupled with the cohort for the Catalyst mentorship program. The VIFF Short Forum, presented by TELUS STORYHIVE, is a showcase […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 2020124 Views

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Film that explores themes of missing Indigenous women to screen in Kelowna – Vernon Morning Star

Rustic Oracle is the story of a missing teenage Indigenous girl, told through the eyes of her seven-year-old sister Sep. 21, 2020 A film that reveals the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and young girls is coming to Landmark Cinema’s Grand 10 in Kelowna next month. Rustic Oracle, a dramatic feature written and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202098 Views

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