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National Indigenous Peoples' Day playlist for 06/21/2018
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On National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2018 the Port Moody Ecological Society will host a Traditional Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony to raise our post in Port Moody at the Noons Creek hatchery.  This interview is with Tasha Faye Evans the project leader, she gives background of the project, the challenges and transformations in the community and with the municipal political leadership.

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  • Posted on: 21 June 2018
  • By: cjsfpa
National Indigenous Peoples' Day playlist for 06/21/2018
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In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we talk to Gunargie O’Sullivan, Indigenous broadcaster, advocate, and winner of the National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Community Radio Legend award! She and Leslie discuss Gunargie’s passion for community radio and her activism to uplift Indigenous voices. Before this interview, Leslie played the audio for Gunargie’s short film, Demolishing Grief, which explores healing and resilience for residential school survivors. And after the interview, Leslie airs a clip of one of Gunargie’s shows on Coop Radio, Sne’waylh. You can find more of Gunargie on her Facebook and on Coop Radio.

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  • Posted on: 22 June 2018
  • By: summerassist
National Aboriginal Day playlist for 06/21/2017
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Dennis Joseph Opening Prayer
DJ Kookum
Sister Says
Kristie McCracken
Chersea
Oswelt
David Morin
Murray Porter

This special programming for National Aboriginal Day features part one of a concert curated by Sister Says.

The concert, which took place at the Christ Church cathedral in collaboration with the Bill Reid Gallery on June 15th, 2017 showcased 8 Indigenous artists, including curating band Sister Says on a night of sharing and celebrating Coast Salish music and sound. Artists featured are: DJ Kookum, Sister Says, Kristie McCracken, Chersea, Oswelt, David Morin, Murray Porter and Dennis Joseph. 

https://www.givingvoice.ca/

Sister Says' Artist Statement:

Giving Voice Concert is a stage for Indigenous and diverse performers. It’s a celebration of an array of different types of sounds where music ranges anywhere from spinning electronic and EDM to performances of blues music, activist hip hop, live looping, ambient and soul in an exceptional  acoustic setting at Christ Church Cathedral. Curated by mixed Haida-Tsimshian contemporary music artists Gillian and Robert Thomson, from the soulful pop band Sister Says, the concert was inspired by Haida master artist Bill Reid’s concerts at the Haida House which were popular and easily accessible to all. One hundred complimentary tickets will be distributed to non-profit organizations that support lower-income families and youth. Giving Voice is also inspired by a need for different voices to be heard. As Indigenous and diverse people it is important that we work together to provide various platforms for performance and art. For the spectrum of different voices to be heard and for a larger understanding of what community truly means we also need to reach out, develop and expand our audiences. By collaborating with Bill Reid Gallery and Christ Church Cathedral we are utilizing the power of partnership to create our own space which is key because there is a lack of different types of venues and spaces in this city with diverse programming in mind. It’s not just about creating dialogue and talking about what we could do or what should happen it’s about actually doing it. Grace Dove (actor in The Revenant and host of APTN’s UnderEXPOSED) and Linsay Willier (Canada’s Next Top model and Actor), examples of inspiring young Indigenous voices, will speak throughout the night. Senior member of the Squamish Council and spiritual and cultural guide Dennis Joseph will open the night with a prayer and will also join in on harmonica.

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  • Posted on: 21 June 2017
  • By: cjsfpa
National Aboriginal Day playlist for 06/21/2017
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DJ Kookum
Sister Says
Kristie McCracken
Chersea
Oswelt

This special programming for National Aboriginal Day features part two of a concert curated by Sister Says.

The concert, which took place at the Christ Church cathedral in collaboration with the Bill Reid Gallery on June 15th, 2017 showcased 8 Indigenous artists, including curating band Sister Says on a night of sharing and celebrating Coast Salish music and sound. Artists featured are: DJ Kookum, Sister Says, Kristie McCracken, Chersea, Oswelt, David Morin, Murray Porter and Dennis Joseph. 

 

https://www.givingvoice.ca/

 

Sister Says' Artist Statement:

 

Giving Voice Concert is a stage for Indigenous and diverse performers. It’s a celebration of an array of different types of sounds where music ranges anywhere from spinning electronic and EDM to performances of blues music, activist hip hop, live looping, ambient and soul in an exceptional  acoustic setting at Christ Church Cathedral. Curated by mixed Haida-Tsimshian contemporary music artists Gillian and Robert Thomson, from the soulful pop band Sister Says, the concert was inspired by Haida master artist Bill Reid’s concerts at the Haida House which were popular and easily accessible to all. One hundred complimentary tickets will be distributed to non-profit organizations that support lower-income families and youth. Giving Voice is also inspired by a need for different voices to be heard. As Indigenous and diverse people it is important that we work together to provide various platforms for performance and art. For the spectrum of different voices to be heard and for a larger understanding of what community truly means we also need to reach out, develop and expand our audiences. By collaborating with Bill Reid Gallery and Christ Church Cathedral we are utilizing the power of partnership to create our own space which is key because there is a lack of different types of venues and spaces in this city with diverse programming in mind. It’s not just about creating dialogue and talking about what we could do or what should happen it’s about actually doing it. Grace Dove (actor in The Revenant and host of APTN’s UnderEXPOSED) and Linsay Willier (Canada’s Next Top model and Actor), examples of inspiring young Indigenous voices, will speak throughout the night. Senior member of the Squamish Council and spiritual and cultural guide Dennis Joseph will open the night with a prayer and will also join in on harmonica.

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  • Posted on: 21 June 2017
  • By: cjsfpa
National Aboriginal Day playlist for 06/21/2017
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Arthur Manuel Chapter 1 Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call Between the Lines

An introduction to the novel Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call written by celebrated and powerful activist Arthur Manuel, who passed away this past year. Read by Jade Baxter, the first chapter offers an introduction into the long-standing and ongoing Indigenous activism for self-determination and sovereignty in Canada. There will be, in the following week, more chapters read by Jade Baxter on air during Speak Up! on CJSF 90.1FM. 

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  • Posted on: 21 June 2017
  • By: cjsfpa