“Oral storytelling is at the heart of most Indigenous cultures. By telling our stories -in our own languages, from our own experiences – we are able to pass on knowledge and values and connect with each other and the world around us.”
-Tara Williamson of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, ReFrame Board Member
Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances, this program may change.
- Option I 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm on Wednesday, January 15 at Showplace
This documentary looks at the how – for the first time ever – safety announcements are being translated into Heiltsuk for villagers who travel to and from their remote village by plane or boat.
Dancers of the Grass
A stunning display of a stop-motion animation, Dancers of the Grass vividly depicts the majesty of the hoop dance, a tradition symbolizing the unity of all nations.
Commissioned by the Alliance française of Manitoba in collaboration with La Maison des artistes and Plug In ICA, this short documentary captures the essence of a multidisciplinary creative project that brings together Colette Balcaen, Franco-Manitoban visual artist and Pascal Jaouen, embroiderer and stylist from Brittany, who collaborated with renowned Manitoban artisans: Jennine Krauchi and Jenny Meyer, Métis embroiderers, as well as Carole James, Manitoban weaver.
Nuu (Octopus Story)
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Told by one of the last West Coast Haida Xaad Kil–speaking elders, this wonderfully rendered, engaging animated tale recounts the strange disappearance of two young Haida fisherman and the brave warriors determined to find answers to their demise.
Daydreams of a Native-language spelling bee inspire a young girl.
In February 2010, 350 Aboriginal Youth performed in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
This is their story.
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY: Leslie McCue
Leslie McCue is Mississauga Ojibway from Curve Lake First Nation, currently living and working in Toronto. Leslie is an arts administrator, artist, performer, orator and educator who over the years has fought for Indigenous rights by breaking stereotypes and raising cultural awareness. Her work is driven by her past, passion to educate and the motivation to empower others.