Watch performances cast onto a snowy screen at Asinabka Festival this weekend

This weekend, Asinabka Festival has partnered with Gallery 101 to bring you a virtual edition of Unikkaaqtuarniq, which is Inuktitut for “storytelling.”   The Stories from the North event is known for projecting films onto screens made of snow, and this year, that tradition continues virtually. However, instead of movies, they will be broadcasting free music performances from Inuit artists on Facebook Live. Indigenous film […]

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Ila Barker launches third season of AIRSessions, music workshops for youth led by Indigenous artists

Do you know an Indigenous youth aged 13-25 with an interest in making music? Ila Barker launches season three of AIRSessions this month, which invite youth to Indigenous-led music workshops throughout 2021. AIRSessions is hosted in part by the National Arts Centre, sākihiwē festival, Indigenous Family Centre, Indigenous Music and Music for Life. To kick off […]

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Annual Talking Stick Festival Goes Virtual Through the Seasons

Talking Stick Festival is celebrating 20 years in 2021! To make the most of these strange times, they’ve taken the festival to the digital realm. From February 17th to February 27th, you’re invited to learn about and celebrate Indigenous culture through the arts in the Season of Four Fires.  Whether you are seeking to learn something […]

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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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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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