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Powwow Country: Ode'min Giizis Festival 2011


Windspeaker Staff







Ode'min Giizis Festival 2011

The 4th annual week-long celebration of contemporary and traditional Indigenous art

Saturday June 4th
10am-1pm Community Art-Making Workshop with Melanie McCall
All ages are invited to this free workshop. Come make a strawberry pinwheel or another beautiful craft to carry in the Ode'min Giizis Community Procession
(save the date- Saturday June 18)
Cannery Art Centre 168 Hunter St. W.
Peterborough, ON
Below are the festival highlights. For complete listings, event descriptions, photos, artist bios, how to get involved and more visit okw-arts.ca
Wednesday June 15
6pm Festival Opening Celebration in partnership with the AGP
~Honouring our Anishinaabe Garden
~Catalogue Launch: ayaandagon, outdoor art installations in an Anishinaabe garden. William Kingfisher.
~Book Launch: Dancing on our Turtles Back:Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-creation, Resurgence  and a New Emergence. Leanne Simpson.
~Ongoing Exhibition: to Sept. 4th Robert Houle's Paris/Ojibwa
Art Gallery of Peterborough,
250 Crescent St.
Peterborough, ON 

8pm Opening Exhibition and Music
~Bimaadiziwin and the Inner Child:  New Art Works by Paul Shilling
~Music: an evening of classical guitar  with Gabriel Ayala
Kubo Lounge, 413 George Street N

Thursday June 16  
7:45 pm The Creator's Game (an excerpt)
Dance meets sport in the world premiere of a short new work, inspired by the game of       lacrosse, from Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. With choreography by Santee Smith and music by Derek Miller.  
Prior to the Peterborough Lakers & Brooklin Redmen lacrosse match.
Peterborough Memorial Centre 151 Lansdowne St. W.   

10pm Spoken Word & Electric Pow Wow
Zaccheus Jackson & A Tribe Called Red.
Kubo Lounge, 413 George St. N
Peterborough, ON

Friday June 17  

6pm Performance Art  'mi ima ehkosit' (there it hangs...) by Robin Brass. A video/audio/performance in nahkewewin (plains anishinaabemowin), expressing the interconnectivity of story, language, love and transcendence.
212 Hunter St. (behind the Benevolent Strager)
Peterborough, ON   

8pm Theatre Sports
Tonto's Nephews: Herbie Barnes, Sid Bobb,  Micheala Washburn & Craig Lauzon belly up  against Twoshees Andahee: Paul O'Sullivan, Jan Caruana and Lisa Merchant. Host Neal McLeod.
Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St.  

10pm The Red Revue In partnership with ANDPVA.
Samantha Crain and a Peterborough Showcase.
Historic Red Dog Tavern, 189 Hunter St. W.
Saturday June 18
11am Community Procession Come dance along George Street to Del Crary Park.
All are welcome! (meet at 10am to join the procession-parade begins at 11am)
Confederation Park, 500 George St. N.
Noon-6pm Traditional Gathering
Drumming & Dancing, fine arts and craft, regional food, canoeing,  gallery tours, contemporary performance, storytellers, workshops.
Del Crary Park, 100 George St. N.

5-7pm   Panel Discussion
Robert Houle's Paris/Ojibwa with Barry Ace,  Deb Chansonneuve, David McIntosh, moderated by Wanda Nanibush.  
Supported by Department of Indigenous Studies Pine Tree Lecture Series,Trent U.  
Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St.

8pm IndieGenius Outdoor Music Concert
in partnership with Peterborough Race Relations Committee
David Maracle, Chaka Chikodzi, Gabriel Ayala,The Imbayakunas,  Old Mush Singers, Country Boys, & The Resolutionaries.  
Hunter St. Stage (between Aylmer and Chambers Streets)
Peterborough, ON
Sunday June 19
9am-4pm Iroquois Lacrosse Program
Interactive program for youth to learn lacrosse skills and the cultural origins of the game from members of the Iroquois National Team and Peterborough Lakers.
At the sports field at Thomas A Stewart Secondary School, 1009 Armour Rd.
Peterborough, ON

Fee is $10.
To register call 705-745-1788 or email info@okw-art