Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening - "RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World"

This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history-featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time-exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.


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Sep
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Opening Ceremonies - Northern Cree Singers

Celebrate the kickoff to Otahpiaaki 2017: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion & Design Week with Grammy nominated Northern Cree Singers. With a catalogue of 37 albums recorded over the past 25 years, award-winning Northern Cree Singers, received their seventh Grammy nomination this year, for their most recent recording It’s A Cree Thing - Cree Round Dance Songs. Northern Cree performed the song “Cree Cuttin’” live on the pre-telecast portion of the show that was streamed worldwide.  This marked the first time Native American/First Nations traditional music was performed on the Grammy stage.  In May of 2017, Northern Cree was honored in Winnipeg as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indigenous Music Awards.

Northern Cree wins the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards - Manito Ahbee

Hosted by Canadian country musician Paul Brandt (MRU Storyteller-in-Residence), the week begins with blessings from Elders, an opportunity to meet artists, designers, and performers from 15 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, and an evening performance with the Northern Cree Singers at the Bella Concert Hall.

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Sep
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Wide Awake: Aabingziinwashi

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Daily at 2pm and 7pm on campus down Main Street.

NFB Indigenous Film on Tour.

A proud partner of the Aabinziingwashi (Wide Awake) project; Otahpiaaki will screen powerful, political, and profound films throughout the week, inspiring conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood. 

Films include Ballads Not Bullets, This River, Souvenir, Red Path. Local screenings include Truss, Ipowasin, Iikyakimaat, People of the Boreal, Flight of the Bluebird and features from Trading Post 150.

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