Redwire Presents ‘Sentinel Shores’ event recap video

Just in case you missed our event, Check out our Video! Also read more to see more!!

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On Febuary 2 2012 - VANCOUVER COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – Redwire Native Youth Media was proud to present Sentinel Shores an event and group show exploring the dialogue surrounding land defense. With the current controversy surrounding the North Enbridge Gateway Pipeline, Joe Oliver condemning all those who oppose it’s construction as “radicals”, and the crucial role that Indigenous People play in resisting its construction, we feel the event is in pitch perfect timing. The evening featured screenings of some of the leading talent in the emerging Indigenous filmmaking community, speakers and special musical guests Red Slam Collective from Toronto.

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We started off the evening after a welcoming from Indian Time Drum Group, then Arthur Manuel, spokesperson for the Indigenous network on Economies and Trade gave a speach. Manuel has been a leading voice of opposition to the Canadian government’s agenda to “extinguish” Aboriginal and Treaty rights and assimilate Indigenous peoples into the Canadian body politic. Active locally in defense of Shuswap land, and at the national level, he has also taken the struggle international, following in the path of his father, the late George Manuel, President of the National Indian Brotherhood and founder of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples.
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Also Ta’kaiya from the Sliammon First Nation gave a speech and shared some of her songs with us. She is the youngest face in the environmentalist front at only ten years old, and is a strong force to be reckoned with.
Screened at the event we are proud to present Elle Maija Tailfeathers’ highly acclaimed ‘Bloodland’ which has made it’s rounds on the international festival circuit alongside Jay Cardinal Villenueve’s intense short documentary Business As Usual, and Vanessa Claxton’s A Mother’s Nature, highlighting the importance of the guidance elders give us in grounding our struggle.

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We ended the evening on a high note are special musical guests from Toronto Red Slam Collective, a hiphopsoulrock fusion band whose music uplifts, self-identifies and promotes unity through Spoken, Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM).
The artists featured in the exhibit were: Joi Arcand, Erin Konsmo, Christiana Latham, Chandra Melting Tallow, Marika Swan, and Carrielynn Victor.
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Check out our previous post for full details on the artists and art exibition Sentinel Shores
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