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Hija de la Laguna Still | Image source: daughterofthelake.pe

  1. Hija de la Laguna Screening co-presentation with CINEMA POLITICA
    Tuesday, August 9th 2016 at 8:30 pm
    UQAM SALLE JEAN-CLAUDE-LAUZON | 1564, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC

    Feature length film directed by Ernesto Cabellos, screens as a part of the Montreal First Peoples’ Festival. “Mama Yaku in your bowels, there is gold. Do you know why they are coming to take it?” This is Nelida’s question to her spiritual mother, the guardians water spirit. This prayer, like an uninterrupted stream from a young Andean girl, is shaking an entire country and thwarting destructive gold mining scheme.

  2. 29th Annual Tyendinaga Mohawk Pow Wow
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 – Sunday, August 14, 2016
    Tsi tkerhitoten Park | 275 Bayshore Rd, Tyendinaga Territory, Ontario

    MC: ”Mista” Greg Dreaver, Arena Director: Greg Meekis, Host Drum: Big Train, Guest Drum: Red Tail Spirit Singers, Lead Male Dancer: Ned Benson & Lead Female Dancer: Kim Wheatley. Grand Entry is at 12:00 pm and all are welcome. 

  3. 18th Annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence 2016AEEPoster
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Steelworkers Hall and Conference Centre, Sudbury, Ontario

    The Anishinabek Nation will be honouring and presenting Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards to Anishinabek citizens who have made a lifetime commitment to improving the quality of life through volunteerism, political service, language preservation, health services, social services, cultural practice, and those who are survivors of residential school or who served in the military.

  4. Fire Song Screening | Two-Spirit REELness Spotlight
    Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    On a northern Ontario Anishinaabe reserve plagued by a high suicide rate, Shane (Andrew Martin), a closeted high school senior, dreams of leaving for university in Toronto, but money is tight. Fire Song is the first feature from writer/director Adam Garnet Jones, debuted at TIFF to rave reviews last year and won two different audience awards while making its way around the festival circuit.

  5. Aamjwnaang Water Gathering | Image source: AURA
    Aamjwnaang Water Gathering | Image source: AURA

    Aamjwnaang Water Gathering
    Friday, August 19th – Saturday, 20th, 2016
    Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre 1972 Virgil Ave. Sarnia, ON

    Everyone is welcome to this free event. Join the community of Aajwnaang to learn about language, history, craft, and more. Registration is free. More information available on Facebook or call 519-491-2160 or 519-491-1374.

  6. 2016 Rama Powwow
    Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21, 2016
    6030 Rama Road, Rama First Nation, ON

    $10/day, $15/weekend. Free admission for veterans, seniors, and children under 12. Competition Powwow. Saturday grand entry is at 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm. and Sunday at 12:30 pm. With MCs Vince Beyl and Chris Pheasant this Powwow will feature a Women’s Fancy Spotlight Special and a Smoke Dance Special.

  7. Sixties Scoop Rally
    August 23, 2016 from 8:15 am – 10:00 am
    Osgoode Hall | 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

    Join Sixties Scoop Survivors for a rally to begin a week in court for a class action against the government. After 7 years, the case will be heard in front of a judge to determine whether or not the Government of Canada is innocent for the attempted genocide of thousands of Indigenous children in Canada.

  8. Three Fires Homecoming 30th Annual Pow Wow and Traditional Gathering
    Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28, 2016
    Blue# 2789 1st Line Road (Mississauga Rd.), Hagersville, Ontario

    This year is the 30th Annual Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow and Traditional Gathering  hosted by the Mississauga’s of New Credit First Nation in Hagersville, ON. Saturday, August 27, 2016 Grand Entry is at 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM and Sunday, August 28, 2016 Grand Entry is at 1:00 PM.

  9. Island In The Sun Pow Wow – Christian Island Pow WowPOW-WOW-AUG2016-page-001
    Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28, 2016
    11 O’gemaa Miikaan, Christian Island, ON

    Grand entry is at 1:00 pm with host drum Charging Horse and head dancers Chett Monague and Marisa Monague. Join the celebration on the shores of Douglas Lake with Master of Ceremonies Paul Owl and Arena Director Meeg Snake. Please direct inquiries to islandinthesunpowwow@gmail.com


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