Stay Home Club with Jill Kennedy: June 14-20

Happy weekend! Are you hitting any patios this weekend or doing a non-essential shopping trip? If you want some safe and at-home alternatives, check this week’s Stay Home Club out! 


This weekend only, TIFF is showcasing Indigenous films for free at the digital TIFF Bell Lightbox. Check out the selections here. 


Jonny Appleseed is the perfect book for Indigenous History and Pride months. It’s from acclaimed author, Joshua Whitehead, and tells the fictional story of Jonny, a young gay boy who is coming to terms with his identity on and off the reservation. It’s brilliantly written and it won this year’s Canada Reads prize, along with recognition from the Giller Prize GG Books.  


Jayli Wolf’s EP, Wild Whipser dropped on June 18th. It’s a collection of six songs that work to heal and liberate. “Child of the Government” and “Hush” are both in the ELMNT FM mix right now. Jayli is a force with a powerful voice and an incredible range in her musical production and directorial vision. It shows in her visuals that accompany “Child of the Government,” “Hush” and “Would You Die.” Check it out wherever you stream your music! 

[Spending Time] 

If you are stuck for things to do, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is full of amazing events. It’s not quite staying home, but you can easily stay safe at a drive-in movie night on Monday to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day that features live music from Twin Flames and Silla & Rise. As well, you can check out art workshops, cooking classes, an artisan marketplace and the competition pow wow finalists this weekend. Find more details here. 

What’s on your stay at home club this weekend? Let me know below! 


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