National Indigenous Peoples Day at Arts Commons

11:30 am - 6:00 pm


Arts Commons Presents

National Indigenous Peoples Day, in partnership with Sled Island, Treaty 7 Film Collective, IRIM (Indigenous Resilience in Music), ImagineNATIVE, Drum Beat, and CBC Calgary.

Location: Immediately outside centre court (8th Ave), and inside the Arts Learning Centre. See schedule below for details.
Date: Thursday June 21, 2018. 11:30am – 7:00pm (Approximately)

Arts Commons, in partnership with Sled Island, IRIM (Indigenous Resilience in Music) and Drum Beat are proud to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples day with a free Mini Pow Wow featuring traditional drumming, song and dance, a meet and greet, workshop and mini-performance with Hip-Hop duos Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce, and a selection of films from imagineNATIVE – the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous film. Join us for these free, all-ages events! No ticket or RSVP is needed.

Mob Bounce is a Hip Hop duo that formed in 2010 with the release of their, “Mixed Blood Mixtape.” Before the mixtape release, Travis Adrian Hebert and Craig Frank Edes had been writing & recording music since 2004. Craig is Gitxsan and Travis is Cree/Metis. The two Aboriginal artists are experienced guitar and drum players, and have blended their musicianship with elements of Electronic Dance Music (E.D.M.), and Hip Hop production; they incorporate aspects of their cultural identity with an artistic identity by experimenting with free toning (chanting), and a cultural soundscape influenced by sounds of Nature.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) are an Indigenous hip hop duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Proudly hailing from the Haisla Nation, SNRK creates music that pays homage to their upbringing on the Rez in Kitimaat Village while also touching upon larger themes related to Indigenous identity, politics and resistance in ways that engage a diverse audience.

Detailed schedule:

11:30am – 1:00pm: Mini Pow Wow
• Outside Centre Court on 8th Ave.
o Grand entrance
o Blessing and welcome
o Traditional drumming and dance

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Rhythm of the People Workshop
• Arts Learning Centre
o Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce (Sled Island artists) meet & greet, artist talk, writing workshop, and mini-performance.

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Break

5:00pm ImagineNATIVE Film & Video Tour
• Arts Learning Centre
o A selection of Indigenous-made film and video works from the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous film.


Immediately outside centre court (8th Ave), inside the Arts Learning Centre and the Engineered Air Theatre.

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