Thursday, 29 September 2011

Prince George & Kenora Celebrations

 'Ut'loo Noye Khunni - Weaving Words Celebration

  • author readings
  • writing workshops for youth & adults
  • community dinner
  • cultural showcase
  • storytelling events … and much more!

  • The festival brings together authors and storytellers from local communities and across North America for four fun-filled days to promote cultural exchange & sharing and Aboriginal literary arts.

  • WHEN: September 28 to October 1, 2011
  • WHERE: at UNBC and various locations around Prince George

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, check out:
  • Facebook: ‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni - Weaving Words Celebration
  • www.unbc.ca/firstnationscentre 

  • Hear Our Words ~ Youth Short Story Writing Competition 
  • Click here to read the selected submissions     
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  • "Ut"loo Koye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration
  • Please join us for this year's festivities.  Click here for to view a copy of this year's itinerary.    
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    All-new SWEETGRASS FILM FESTIVAL about to hit the Treaty #3 Territory!!!












    SWEETGRASS FILM FESTIVAL: ENVIRONMENTAL AND WOMENS ISSUES FILM FESTIVAL COMING TO KENORA THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH IN
    CELEBRATION OF WOMENS PLACE KENORA 30th ANNIVERSARY!!

    KENORA— In an area known for rich Aboriginal traditions and strong culture, a new Indigenous-based film festival is about to hit the Lake of the Woods area!!! The Sweetgrass Film Festival will begin this Friday, September 30th through to Sunday, October 2nd in Kenora, Ontario and will feature film and video by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada and the United States.
    Presented by Women’s Place Kenora and produced by Harmony Rice, the festival will include screenings, discussions, a youth video-making workshop and performances by Sarah DeCarlo and Michelle St.John. Filmmakers will also be in attendance to screen and discuss their work throughout the festival.
    “It is so great to have an opportunity to promote the arts, present contemporary film and video and to discuss environmental, womens and Native issues in a venue that will be safe, respectful and positive,” says Sweetgrass Film Festival Producer Harmony Rice. She adds, “It’s an honour to be presenting the important and beautiful works created by some of the most amazing Native talents out there today.”
    As part of the Culture Days celebration in Kenora, the Festival will begin on Friday night with an opening reception, opening screenings and a live performance by Sarah Decarlo. Saturday will begin with a video-making workshop with Sarah Decarlo at 10AM, performances and screenings under the big tent at 1PM and an environmental program scheduled at the Discovery Centre at 3PM. Sunday will continue with brunch,  more screenings and a 30th Anniversary celebration at Women’s Place.
    “It is an important and significant time in the history of Women’s Place Kenora, we are celebrating 30 years of Women’s Place here in Kenora,” says Womens Place Kenora Executive Director Colette Surovy. “Women’s Place has been a rock through constantly changing times and continues to remain a place for women to come that will embrace, support and honour them.”
    Featured film and videos will include: Jules Koostachin’s Remembering Inninimowin, Sarah Decarlo’s Land of the Silver Birch, Home of the Beaver, Michelle St. John’s The Road Forward, Michelle Desrosiers’ Return to Manomin, Tannis Nielsen’s Not Forgotten, Xstine Cook’s Spirit of the Bluebird, Ryan Red Corn’s Bad Indian and more. This festival was made possible through the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
     For more information, please contact Women’s Place Kenora at 807.468.9095 or email rootsandrights@gmail.com
    MORE DETAILS @ CULTURE DAYS

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