The 3rd Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival: Under the Spirit Moon
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The 3rd Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival
Under the Spirit Moon
Indigenous Storytelling at The Stockey Centre for Performing Arts
Our Beautiful Land Film Festival Thursday Dec. 7th
Full Festival schedule at: http://www.gchidewin.ca
Building Our Bridge
An award-winning illustrated book about reconciliation by Parry Sound High School students will be told and presented on stage
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
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.
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
RUMBLE The Indians Who Rocked the World
ells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution exhibit created by Tim Johnson and Stevie Salas for the National Museum of the American Indian.
has a long list of music artists, historians, family members, and experts participating in the film, including:
Welcome Feast and Storytelling
Friday Dec. 8th 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Water Ceremony with Nokimus Water Walker Josephine Mandamin
Special reading of The Water Walker, by author Joanne Robertson
Puppet Show with Rabbit and Bear Paws, Chad Solomon
Youth Change-maker, Autumn Peltier
Special Winter Storytelling Show
Friday Dec. 8th, 7 pm - 9pm
(Doors open atfor evening show)
Host: JOHN RICE
RABBIT AND BEAR PAWS
LITTLE SPIRIT SINGERS
Short films, Giveaways and more!
Rez Radio Anishinabemowin
Saturday Dec. 9th
Tune in to ReZ 91.3 FM or live stream at rez.91.com to hear a special radio documentary about a Wasauksing mothers’ dream to pass the language onto her son. Show times: ; ; ; and
All events are FREE and open to the public!