Redwire proudly presents “Get UP Stand UP”

image A celebration of Native youth talent in the Lower Mainland.

This one night event is taking place at Rhizome cafe next Thursday and will feature poetry, film screenings w/ artist talks, live music and food. Entry is free but with a donation at the door you’ll be entered into a draw to win an original painting by local artist Carrielynn Victor. There will also be a table set up with Redwire’s GetUP clothing if you wanna get swagged out.


The Line-Up

6:00PM - Opening Prayer
6:10PM - Poetry
6:30PM - Live Music
7:15PM - Food (catering provided by Rhizome Cafe)
8:00PM - Film Screenings & Artist Talks
9:00PM - DJ


There will be poetry readings by

Melissa Frost, Vuntut Gwich’in

Jessie MacKenzie, Yellowknife’s Dene First Nation

check out some of Jessie’s poetry here…
Jessie Poetry


We’ll then move into the beautiful acoustic workings of singer/songwriter

Mattew Gong, Nooksack/Squamish

Check out Matt’s music and bio on his myspace
Mattew Gong Myspace

He also has a website


We’ll have about a 45 min break for food and refreshments, catering is being provided by the Rhizome kitchen.


After some grub we’ll move right into the film screenings and artist talks.

Here’s an overview of the films…
BLANKET OF COLONIZATION, director Claudia Manuel, is about the effects
of colonization on First Nations families.

Director Claudia Manuel, Secwepemc/Ktunuxa/Salvadoran, is a recent
graduate of the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Diploma
program at Capilano University. Claudia is an emerging filmmaker with a
keen interest in telling First Nations stories from a youth perspective.
She is an intern camera operator, editor, researcher, and media manager
for Running Wolf Productions. Claudia is presently enrolled in the
Documentary program at Capilano University.


TRAPLINE, director Jonathan Antoine is a visual experience about the
love for the land, the drum and his people. From just learning the way
of storytelling with film; Jonathan incorporated drum music, a poem he
wrote on the Bus Transit and with Hi8 video footage from traveling on the land.

Director/Writer Jonathan Antoine is a Dene from the Dehcho First
Nations located in the Northwest Territories. He graduated from the
Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking diploma program at Capilano
University in 2010. Jon is now enrolled in the Cinematography
certificate program at Capilano University. He is interested in
directing, writing, editing and is an aspiring cameraman.


SHADOW DANCES AND FIRE SCARS, director Beric Manywounds, is a story
about intergenerational grief and trauma and the secrets of abuse that
stir amongst the family. One elder decides to stand up and address her own community regarding residential school survivors on the same day that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to apologize to residential school survivors in Canada.

Director/Writer Beric Manywounds is a Two-spirit writer/poet/filmmaker
originating from the Tsuu T’ina Nation outside Calgary Alberta.
Mastering documentaries, music videos, experimental shorts, and screen
adaptations of Indigenous literature are all aspiring goals on this
young visionary’s path. His main influences are Love, Pain, Dreams,
Mothers, Teachings, Native cultures, Post-colonial literature, Magical
realism, and other artists (Chris Cunningham, Maya Deren, Ingmar
Bergman, Wong Kar-Wai, Tomson Highway…) Beric is a graduate of the
Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking diploma program at Capilano University.


The evening will finish of with a DJ set by

Ghostdance, Dunne-za

Ghostdance is shrouded in mystery, expect to hear the deeper more experimental side of house, 2-step and electronic music.


Here’s a link to the FB event
Get UP Stand UP

A word of caution, this is a limited capacity venue and I would highly recommend arriving early to ensure entry!!
Look forward to seeing all of you there,

Julian Maree, Dunne-za/Cree
Coordinator, Redwire Youth Media
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