imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is back this month

It’s almost time for the 22nd annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. The festival will go online for the second year in a row, with some in-person screenings in select cities. The six day event includes over 150 unique events that highlight works from Indigenous artists, filmmakers and storytellers. imagineNATIVE’s annual concert, The Beat, is […]

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Beaded Red Dress Workshop at NAC

Red Dress Day takes place on May 5th. A very important day to recognize MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls). Join a beading workshop with your teacher Mairi Brascoupe (Algonquin Anishinabeg) who is the Indigenous Cultural Resident for Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre. Making these simple beaded red dress pins can help […]

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The very first International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards honours talent across Turtle Island

Indigenous hip hop artists are being recognized at a new award show this year. Get ready for The International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show, which brings together talent from across Turtle Island to honour great music made through nominations, awards and performances from the best in the business.  You can have your say in who […]

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Prince of Wales Bridge proposed to be renamed Chief William Commanda Bridge

Chief William Commanda Bridge has been proposed as the new name of the former Prince of Wales Bridge in the Capital. William Commanda served as Chief of the Kitigàn-zìbì Anishinàbeg First Nation near Maniwaki, Quebec between 1951 and 1970. Chief Commanda was known for using his traditional ways to help guide his community. He was a trapper, woodsman, craftsman and […]

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Update: [POSTPONED] Maestro Fresh Wes & Logan Staats to perform at virtual Raise Your Voice Concert Series

Update: This show has been postponed with the Stay-at-Home Order in effect. More details to come. Noisemaker has partnered with the National Arts Centre for the virtual Raise Your Voice Concert Series! Raise Your Voice brings an online streamed concert every Thursday night straight to the comfort of your home. Check out the stylings of Indigenous and […]

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The NAC Indigenous Theatre and Ottawa Public Library Partner Up for a 2021 Indigenous Book Club

Are you hoping to read more this year? The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre and the Ottawa Public Library have partnered up to bring you Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club. Each month from January until June, a book by an Indigenous author will be featured. Readers are invited to join a Facebook event page where discussion questions about […]

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The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate Indigenous and Canadian talents

You’ll be able to celebrate the best in Canadian folk next spring! The 16th annual Canadian Folk Music Award nominees were announced on December 1st, 2020.  Among the nominees is Indigenous folk artist William Prince, who received five nominations for his 2020 album, Reliever, including Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and single of […]

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Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto Goes Virtual

You won’t have to make the trip to Toronto to enjoy Indigenous Fashion Week, because it’s going virtual. IFWTO kicked off its first event in 2018. The fashion week showcases Indigenous designers and brings together industry leaders for engaging discussions.  In 2020, it’s business as usual, but you can join in from the comfort of home. […]

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