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November is Little Spirit Moon And Here’s What’s Happening Across Indigenous Country…

November is Little Spirit Moon And Here’s What’s Happening Across Indigenous Country…

Defend the Sacred by Chief Lady Bird | Image source: Nancy King

This month MUSKRAT compiled some exciting events happening all across our territories. From a peaceful march standing up for Standing Rock in Toronto, to a Finger Weaving Workshop in Winnipeg, to a celebration of inspirational Indigenous youth in Southern Alberta; there are many opportunities for all people to get involved in community events. If you have an event that you would like included please fill out the DIY Indigenous focused events calendar here:

7th Generation Image Makers Youth Open Studio
Every Tuesday starting November 1, 2016, 3pm-5pm | Native Youth Resource Centre, 655 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON

Help paint a mural or work on your independent art projects in studio. Supplies are provided, no registration is required and everyone is welcome.

14925312_10154766564292728_3434870727339390662_nToronto Standing Up for Standing Rock
November 5, 2016, 3pm-5pm | Start at Queens Park, 111 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON

The Standing Rock Sioux Nation has issued a global call to action amid brave Land and Water Protectors facing brutal and outrageous treatment for prayerfully protecting life giving waters.

Peaceful march starts at Queens Park and will make stops at TD, RBC and Scotiabank which are funding the pipeline and then head to the US Consulate.

Let us stand in solidarity at this historic time and remind corporations and the US government that the world is watching. Please bring signs, drums, noisemakers, banners and your peaceful active spirits.

2016 Indigenous Innovation Summit
November 7-9, 2016 | Shaw Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB

Join Jospeh Boyden and Tomson Highway in Edmonton, for an inspirational day of keynote speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Award winning writers Joseph Boyden and Tomson Highway
Award winning writers Joseph Boyden and Tomson Highway

Indigenous to Indigenous: Decolonial Love with Karyn Recollet
November 8, 2016, 5pm-8pm | Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON

Please join us in our first community discussion of the month as part of Indigenous to Indigenous’ month of Indigenous feminisms. This event is open not only to Indigenous youth, but to also all Indigenous community members and will take place from 5:00- 8:00PM at the Art Gallery of Ontario

stories-from-the-land-events-listStories From the Land National Tour Live Show 
November 9, 2016, 2:30pm – 5:30pm | Lakehead University Campus – Simcoe Hall Orillia, ON

Hosted by Ryan McMahon, this event is a live show for people to share stories from the land, from the community, for the people. Everyone is welcome. The Stories From the Land National Tour will be hosted in communities across Turtle Island this Fall with stops in Six Nations, Yellowknife, Whistler, Victoria, Regina, and Ottawa. 

Finger Weaving Workshop
Thursdays 7pm – 9pm from November 10 – December 1, 2016 | 494 Tache Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba

Facilitated by Carol James, world renowned artisan known for her finger weaving work. This Workshop is $130 per participant and includes Four 2-hour sessions and all project materials.

Unsettled: Indigenous Writers on Land and Love Panel 
November 13, 2016, 10:30am | 519 Church St. Toronto, ON

Panel discussion with powerful Indigenous writers, in part of the Naked Heart Festival, the largest and most diverse LGBTQ literary festival in the world. Join Angela Semple, Cherie Dimaline, Onanankkwaap, Teddy Syrette and Troy Jackson to learn more about Indigenous Literacy. Admission is $5 or free with a Naked Heat Festival Pass. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

First Nations Health Managers Association 6th Annual National Conference
November 15-17, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC

The First Nations Health Managers Association believes that increasing capacity of First Nations Health Managers is key to contributing to First Nations health service delivery at the community level. Join health managers from across the country in order to network and gain skills and knowledge.


Indigenous Comic Con 2016
November 18-20, 2016 | National Hispanic Cultural Centre, 17 4th St. SW Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

First ever Indigenous Comic Con! Featuring guests, panels, exhibitors, and live entertainment from the worlds of Indigenous comic books, games, science fiction, fantasy, film and television all in one place! Get your Indigenerd on and come to Albuquerque in November!

Dress the Red Fundraiser
November 19, 2016, 8pm-10pm | Fools & Horses Coffee, 379 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dress the Red is a fundraising event for Drag the Red, a non profit, volunteer run organization aimed at finding clues and potentially the bodies of the missing and murdered in Winnipeg, MB by dragging the Red River and its banks. Attendees are encouraged to wear red in recognition and remembrance of those who are missing and murdered with a focus on the Indigenous people of Winnipeg. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase upon donating at our page. Check out this interview we did with filmmaker Katherena Vermette about her short film, Drag the Red:

Love by Clayton Samuel King
Love by Clayton Samuel King

2nd Annual Indigenous & Ingenious Show and Sale
November 19-20, 2016, 11am-6pm | Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. East Toronto, ON

The two-day event will feature works by 18 contemporary Canadian Aboriginal artists, artisans, designers and writers. There will be paintings, beadwork, jewellery, leatherwork and more, as well as Aboriginal cuisine, drumming, and traditional storytelling. Artwork from Clayton Samuel King and Nancy King will be available for purchase. Admission is $5.00. Everyone is welcome.

Fall Feast: An anti-colonial evening of food, film and resistance
November 24, 2016, 6pm-9pm | Native Friendship Center of Montreal, 2001 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal, QC

This event takes place on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. Continuing an annual tradition, several Montreal-area social justice organizations committed to anti-colonial organizing and action, are presenting this evening of food, film and resistance.

saiyaThe Southern Alberta Indigenous Youth Awards
November 25th, 7pm-9pm | Leacock Theatre, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW. Calgary, AB

A night to celebrate the accomplishments of Aboriginal Youth who are who are making a difference in their communities, developing healthy solutions and growing into successful leaders and ambassadors for our nations. The goal of the SAIYAwards is to recognize the amazing contributions Indigenous youth are making to our community.

nov-events-listWatson Lake Annual Craft Fair
November 26, 2016 | Watson Lake Library 710 Adela Trail. Watson Lake, YK

Get your holiday shopping done early this year with unique, one of a kind gifts for all your loved ones! There are goodies for everyone at this Annual Craft Fair.

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