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Wax hoks en Shqalawin
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Wax hoks en Shqalawin

Wax hoks en Shqalawin (Open Your Hearts) Gala Celebration is always a crowd pleaser. Dance in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall to the music of Beaver T (Cree) and help us launch Western Canada’s premiere Indigenous Arts festival. True to tradition, first class entertainment will be led by emcee Sharon Shorty (Tlingit, Northern Tutchone). Includes a buffet...

RedPatch
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RedPatch

A Hardline Production in partnership with the Talking Stick Festival REDPATCH is a historical drama that focuses on a young Métis soldier from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation of Vancouver Island who volunteers to fight for Canada in the First World War. Set in both Canada and the battlefields of France, REDPATCH follows the experiences of this...

Reel Reservations
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Reel Reservations

Reel Reservations: Cinematic Indigenous Sovereignty Series was born with the intention of creating space for indigenous artists. Spaces both virtual and physical that will be a refuge and canvas for Indigenous artists. Reel Reservations is excited to bear witness to the works of selected artists for #TSF2018. Reel Reservations holds some of the most exciting films...

Speaking Truth in Television
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Speaking Truth in Television

Explore the creative potentials of television for sharing stories and speaking truth as we know it. Jules Koostachin, the 2017 VPL Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence, and her son, Asivak Koostachin, screen and discuss their spirited APTN television series AskiBOYZ, which follows Asivak and his brother Mahiigan to 13 rural Ontario Indigenous communities. Learn about their...

Pop Up Musical Bistro
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Pop Up Musical Bistro

Gather with us in our Kw’eykw’áystway Pop-Up Musical Bistro. Sit back, fill your stomach (and your glasses), and chat with your host, Auntie Galena (Ed Bourgeois). Music by UnCeded. Includes catered meal. Date: February 20th, 2017Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pmLocation: Roundhouse Exhibition Hall(181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)Price: $15-20 Purchase tickets here. *This year, TSF2017 wants you to Éxwa7t (Pay-It-Forward). When you purchase...

Standing Strong
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Standing Strong

Standing Strong – Get your finger on the pulse of new Indigenous music with local up and coming musicians. Hosted by Suzette Amaya (Kwakwak waka/Cree/Nisga’a/Coast Salish) Date: February 22nd, 2017Time: 9:00 PMLocation: Studio Records (919 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2C9)Price: $15 Purchase tickets here. *This year, TSF2017 wants you to Éxwa7t (Pay-It-Forward). When you purchase a...

The Goddesses
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The Goddesses

Virago Nation Burlesque invites you to take a journey into the multifaceted world of Indigenous sexuality. Through humour, seduction, pop culture and politics, they aim to show that Aboriginal women will not be confined to the virgin-whore dichotomy but will forge a new reconciliation with their bodies. (Note: 19+ event; sexually suggestive content; no full nudity)...

Visual Arts Exhibition
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Visual Arts Exhibition

Proudly sponsored by: The 2017 Talking Stick Festival theme Kwèykw`áystway serves as inspiration for finding a wide variety of works by a number of artists whose visual practice communicates across media, Nations and generations. Featuring a collection of artworks from 11 multidisciplinary artists of Indigenous ancestry, the exhibition Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another attempts to create generative spaces for...

War Paint
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War Paint

The Brush Arbor Gurlz (BAGz) invite you to join them for a drag workshop. The BAGz see drag as a way to transcend gender and express themselves politically through their performance art.  They will demonstrate their transformation process with makeup, lashes and wigs while discussing Native issues, Two-Spirit identity, performance pieces, inspirations and empowerment by...

Greed/REsolve
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Greed/REsolve

Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in this collaborative evening of two new dance works, created by Vancouver’s Byron Chief-Moon (Blackfoot) and Ottawa-based JP Longboat (Mohawk-Cayuga). Multiple narratives are drawn through these choreographies: the individual confronting society; attaining self-realization and freedom; greed and imbalance; and Traditional Knowledge and Values in the face of corporate capitalism. These performances highlight...