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The 3rd Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival: Under the Spirit Moon

10:00 AM

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The 3rd Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival

Under the Spirit Moon


December 7 - 9, 2017


Indigenous Storytelling at The Stockey Centre for Performing Arts

2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario



Our Beautiful Land Film Festival 

Thursday Dec. 7th

Full Festival schedule at: 


10:00am - 12:00pm  Building Bridges


Building Our Bridge

An award-winning illustrated book about reconciliation by Parry Sound High School students will be told and presented on stage


Striking Balance

The people of Georgian Bay struggle to mitigate the impact of increasing numbers of cottagers and a new four-lane highway on the region's endangered species. 53 min



 12:30pm – 2:30pm Journey to Decolonize    

Directors in Attendance!


Spirit of Birth

After a colonial legacy of silencing Indigenous women’s wisdom, a searching mother and midwives journey to unearth traditional birth practice. They call back their ancient birthright as life-givers, and breathe pride, identity, and tradition back to a struggling community. Directed by Rebeka Tabobondung. 11 min.


Colonization Road

Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significantquestions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”  Directed by Michelle St. John. 50 min




 7:00pm - 9:00pm        RUMBLE The Indians Who Rocked the World

Tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.



RUMBLE is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians In Popular Culture,” created by Tim Johnson and Stevie Salas for the National Museum of the American Indian.


RUMBLE has a long list of music artists, historians, family members, and experts participating in the film, including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine), Steven Tyler, Derek Trucks, Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Martha Redbone, James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many others.



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