Monday, 25 February 2013

Janet Marie Rogers

Kanienke:ha Artist’s Album “Got Your Back” Up For Awards 

Janet Rogers has been doubly nominated for best spoken word, NAMA Awards: visit the site and listen to all the spoken word nominees, and then all the nominees in all of the categories.



6 Directions – Janet Rogers (Mohawk)
Got Your Back - Janet Rogers and Alex Jacobs (Mohawk)
I Am Woman, Kwe – Lena Recollect (Odawa/Ojibway/Pottawatami)
I Know This Man - The Sampson Bros (Seneca)
Long Long Ago - The Story Tellers (Abenaki)
Preserving The Hertiage: Insights & Songs – Kevin Locke (Lakota/Anishinabe)

This is important-- to listen-- because you will be tempted to vote, and in order to vote in one category, you will be asked for opinions in all the categories. There are a number of indigenous artists based in Canada, among the nominees, including Haida artist Terri-Lynne (in the Best Historical Linguistic category, for "New Journeys").

Album Cover
Something For The Tongue (1.5M)
follow this link to listen to the title track: this 2010 spoken word cd was previously nominated (cover art by chris bose)

Upcoming events:
TSF 2013, with Alex Jacobs (this week):

Gather @ Zawa

Feb 25th, 2013 @ 9:30 pm
Zawa Restaurant
920 Commercial Drive (Venables Street), Vancouver BC
Presenting: Alex A. Jacobs / KaroniaktahkeJanet RogersKristi Lane Sinclair

Ab-Original SpokenWord-Scapes

Feb 27th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - Get tickets online
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver 
Presenting: Alex A. Jacobs / KaroniaktahkeCris Derksen,David LarocqueJanet Rogers

The Word and Resistance
Feb 26th 2013 3:30pm-5:00pm 
First Nations House of Learning @ UBC, 1985 West Mall
Alex Jacobs and Janet Rogers talk about creative ways 
to resist and affect change. They will present a literary array 
of politically inspired poetry from many movements throughout 
their careers. Discussion around activist inspired performances 
will be shared as well the important role (Indigenous) Artists 
play in social movements. 


IWD 2013, in honour of E. Pauline Johnson 

Celebrate International Women’s Day/Week 
at TWO E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake events 
with Mohawk writer and poet Janet Rogers.
more info:
Event #1:   The Inspiration of E. Pauline
Saturday March 9th, 2013
Rhizome Cafe
317 East Broadway
Free admission
E. Pauline Johnson was the most celebrated female poet in Canadian history. Janet Rogers will present over 10 years of research through performance poetry, audio recordings, video and power-point presentation. Pauline’s poetry drew inspiration from her love of the North American landscape, love of her native heritage and love of word-smithing. Her poetry and life will be celebrated on this evening and inspiration will be sparked.
Come early & join us for dinner. Food & beverages for purchase. Limited seating.
Event #2:  Poetry in the Park for Pauline
Sunday March 10th, 2013
Stanley Park at Ferguson Point,outdoors at her memorial monument, by the Teahouse Restaurant
Free admission
Poetry Offerings by Mohawk poet Janet Rogers, Victoria’s Poet Laureate. Janet Rogers will present a poetic performance and poetry reading at her literary predecessor, E. Pauline Johnson’s memorial monument. Janet has researched Pauline’s life and work extensively and will share her cultural, professional and geographical connections to the 19th century poet. The audience will have the opportunity to offer their birthday wishes in writing to mark the Mohawk Poetess’ birthday on this day
.for more/source


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