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We Are All Treaty People| Photo by Arnell Tailfeathers

The leaves are changing and school is in full session, here is a list of fall events because October is almost here. A Tribe Called Red will be in Toronto twice this September performing free shows and Curve Lake First Nation is hosting their annual Pow wow. See full events list here:

Curve Lake Pow Wow 
Saturday, Sep 17 – 18, 2016 | Sunrise Ceremony at 6am, Grand Entry at Noon
Whetung Ojibwa Centre, 875 County Road 22, Curve Lake First Nation

At Pow Wows we gather in a circle. In a circle, no one is higher than anyone else, everyone is equal. Our dancers move in a circle, searching the ground for the footprints of our ancestors in order to follow their ways. The drum beats out the solemn rhythm of all creation. It is the sound we remember from before we were born. It is the rhythm of our mothers’ heartbeat.

Join Curve Lake for their annual Powwow. More info on Facebook.

midnight-shineMidnight Shine at the City Folk Festival
Sunday, Sep 18 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

From the remote First Nation community of Attawapiskat comes the rock stylings of Midnight Shine, a band originally formed when frontman Adrian Sutherland landed a gig opening for Trooper in Timmins, ON and rounded up some musician friends to back him. They’ve come a long way since then, now turning out polished pop-rock tunes that honour their heritage.

TD Presents Manifesto Festival 10 Live at The Square
Sunday, September 18th | 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

1 Dundas Street East, Toronto

Free event! The best DJ crews from Toronto will descend on to Yonge-Dundas square to light it up until the sun goes down and our headliners A Tribe Called Red take the stage.  There will be top dance crews performing, a pop-up market, food trucks, live art and a whole lot of vibes.

A Tribe Called Red are on their tour and will be performing in cities across Turtle Island/North America from Tkaronto and Brooklyn to San Diego!

LandMarks 2017: Reimagine Land, Art, and Cultural Identities Artist Talk at OCAD University in Toronto

LandMarks 2017: Artist talk and reception
Tuesday, Sep 20 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
100 McCaul OCAD University, Toronto

Artist talk with Tania Willard , Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Camille Turner from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in 113 McCaul Street/Annex in Room 516 followed by a catered reception across the street in 100 McCaul St., Room 187 Lambert Lounge

6 Degrees Presents: A TRIBE CALLED RED
Tuesday, Sep 20 | Doors open at 7:00 pm
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, 100 Devonshire Place, Toronto

Free concert in collaboration with Hart House and First Nations House – University of Toronto. 

A Tribe Called Red (headlining act), Cris Derksen, cellist (opening act), Jamaias DaCosta, writer and Spoken Word artist (opening act), Joseph Boyden, award-winning author (MC). Guests include Niigaan Sinclair, Adrienne Clarkson, and John Ralston Saul.

A Tribe Called Red released their newest album, We are the Halluci Nation, on September 16, 2016. About 6 Degrees. Buy Tickets.

Native Creative Market Toronto Mini Pow Wow
Thursday, September 22 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spadina Ave and Front St, Toronto, ON

Native Creative Market Toronto is now open now until Nov 30, 2016 from 11am – 6pm every day except Sunday.

Mini pow wow will feature traditional dancers, drummers and singers and many artisans and crafts people vending. Featuring foods from First Nations, Jamaican and Filipino cultures, and a coffee and kombucha vendor. Please join us to celebrate the changing of the season and the Rice Moon time!

13th Annual Traditional Pow Wow – “Celebrating Communities Through Ceremony”
Saturday, September 24 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Waterloo Park, 50 Young St W, Waterloo

The University of Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre is pleased to announce that this year’s Pow Wow is being held in partnership with the City of Waterloo. Join this community celebration for an exciting day of dancing, singing, eating and shopping.

3rd Annual Nurturing Our Roots Powwow – Honouring Indigenous Adoptees 
Sunday, September 25 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Niagara Regional Native Centre, 382 Airport Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Nurturing Our Roots Powwow is an annual Traditional Powwow held on the grounds of the Niagara Regional Native Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. All are welcome to attend this family friendly celebration of Indigenous culture at 382 Airport Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, just off the QEW. This drug and alcohol free event is the perfect opportunity to share in the richness of Indigenous culture by enjoying traditional dancing, drumming, singing, crafts, food and drink, and community spirit.

Making Treaty 7 – We Are All Treaty People: A Gala Dinner and Theatre
Thursday, September 29 | 5:00 pm
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

This delightful evening at will allow guests to embrace Treaty 7 traditions and ceremony. Singing, smudging and meaningful conversation will take place at intimate table gatherings to enjoy “family-style” traditional cuisine, paired with distinctive “forage drinks”.

Tickets are $150 and include the performance. 

RPM Live: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Album Release) & ZiibiwanThursday, September 29 | Doors at 8:30 PM
1184 Bloor St W, Toronto

Revolutions Per Minute presents RPM Live: a concert series showcasing the best in Indigenous music and performance from across Turtle Island. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Ziibiwan is an emerging Anishinaabe, electronic artist/producer from Toronto, Ontario.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Conference
Thursday, October 13 – 14
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Featured speakers include Winona LaDuke, Mari Margil, Elisa Amel. Registration and conference details including additional speakers coming soon. For inquiries regarding the conference, please contact Michael Alfieri, associate professor and chair of biology at

2016 Angry Inuk 17th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 

Wednesday, October 19 – 23
Various theatres in Toronto

The #iN17th imagineNATIVE Early Bird Sale is not to be missed is on now until September 29th! imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content and includes 99 features and shorts by Indigenous artists.

Angry Inuk will open the 17th Festival on Wednesday, October 19 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

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