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August 10-12,2012
Weekend of Week 32 of Year 2012

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

NOT SO FAST

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Not Forgetting

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Event run: August 10–18,2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Café with Eddy Robinson

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

An intimate and interactive evening featuring stories and songs. Hosted by Eddy Robinson.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Tulali

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Experience the breathtaking harmony and vocal fierceness of Tulali, part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Dallas Arcand

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dallas Arcand, a high energy Aboriginal Entertainer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, performs.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Jennifer Kreisberg

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Jennifer Kreisberg of the renowned native women's acapella trio Ulali performs.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Hanggai

Friday, August 10, 2012
8:30pm– 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads - Opening Night Spectacle

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Join us for the exciting opening night for Planet IndigenUS incorporating diverse and contemporary Indigenous performers from around the globe.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Plex

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Award-winning Hip Hop artist and producer Plex performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring George Leach

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Sta’atl’imx singer-songwriter George Leach performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

NOT SO FAST

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Not Forgetting

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Jewellery - Band Ring

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:30am– 5:30pm

No experience required! In this one-day class, students will learn how to make a sterling silver ring from a sheet of metal.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Event run: August 10–18,2012

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm– 1:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm– 8:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - The Breaking Wind

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Event run: August 11, 2012

Rain Plan - CerAmony

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

A performance by the musical ambassadors of the Cree people of James Bay.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm– 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Lara Kramer - Fragments

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm– 3:30pm

Fragments is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada.

Event run: August 11, 2012 14&20

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 3:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - New Credit Showcase

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Matthew Andrae

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Formidable guitarist Matthew Andrae performs.

Event run: August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Jani Lauzon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Jani Lauzon performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 11, 2012

A Tribe Called Red - Video & Music Mixing Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:30pm– 4:30pm

A Tribe Called Red engages the audience in a video and music workshop discussing their craft.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Pacific Curls

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

With their "world"-ribbed sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs, New Zealand's Pacific Curls make music that is both worldly and enthralling.

Event run: August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring David West

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Ecuadorian multi-string and vocal prodigy Dave West performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Write Your Own Story - Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Learn how to write your own story through songwriting, hip hop and poetry through inspiring, creative exploration.

Event run: August 11, 2012

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Goombine

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:30pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs on the Outdoor Stage at Woodland Cultural Centre.

Event run: August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Rebecca Miller

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:45pm

Six Nations country music singer Rebecca Miller performs.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Beading Workshop - Naomi Smith

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Create your own beaded ankle or wrist bracelet using a basic stringing technique and traditional materials.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Six Nations Women Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Haudenosaunee vocal ensemble Six Nations Women Singers perform live.

Event run: August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Donna's Boy

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm– 6:45pm

Donna's Boy, an exciting new country band fronted by award-winning Mi'k Ma'q Actor Glen Gould, performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Emerging MC’s featuring DJ Robinson and Q-Rock

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:30pm– 8:00pm

DJ Robinson and Q-Rock will keep the beats tight and the audience energized with their hooks and rhymes.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre - Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Brian Wright-McLeod

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

A trio of writers present their works during a special Planet IndigenUS Reading.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Music Workshop: Focus on Blues

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Featuring Jani Lauzon and Dave West, this workshop will explore the Blues influence in each artist's music.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Eagle Flight Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

This London, Ontario-based pow wow drumming group brings forth the essential sound of the drum and what it means to First Nations people as the heartbeat of a nation.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Kinnie Starr will be co-headlining along with Digging Roots in an evening of Indigenous beats, blues and rhythms.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Hanggai

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Lara Kramer - Fragments

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:30pm– 9:30pm

Fragments is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada.

Event run: August 11, 2012 14&20

Wabs Whitebird

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Rap artist Wabs Whitebird performs.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Cancelled - Planet IndigenUS Music Videos

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm–10:30pm

Featuring various music videos from many of the musical artists performing at Planet IndigenUS.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Digging Roots

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:30pm–11:00pm

Digging Roots will be co-headlining with Kinnie Starr in an evening of Indigenous beats, blues and rhythms!

Event run: August 11, 2012

A Tribe Called Red In Concert

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00pm– 2:00am

Fresh off of their national tour and the release of their self-titled debut album, DJ Bear Witness, DJ NDN and DJ Shub bring their infectious mix of traditional drums, Jamaican dub and urban beats back to Toronto.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

NOT SO FAST

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Not Forgetting

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Workshop: Longbow Guitars - Design Your Own Guitar

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 2:30pm

Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ related to designing and constructing your own musical creations.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

New Mexico Dances

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Family Fun Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Storytelling in the Wiijiiniijii* Lodge

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 2:45pm

Join us for poetry and storytelling featuring Marcie Riel, Eva Rose, and Josh Peltier.

Event run: August 12, 2012

OKA

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:30pm

OKA bring a "worldview" to their musical landscape as they explore and embrace new technologies in the creation of their sound.

Event run: August 12, 2012

POWER KIDS / Geoffrey Farmer's Figure

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

This FREE workshop offers kids a chance to activate artist Geoffrey Farmer's new interactive installation for Tools for Conviviality by adding to and transforming a sculptural figure over the course of the exhibition.

Event run: August 12, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Goombine

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Miss Lou's Room - Lise Menard

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Using facial expressions and body language, Lise Menard tells stories not only about traditional legends also about events that really happened.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Hanggai Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join us for an engaging music workshop with China's Hanggai, a Mongolian folk/punk ensemble.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Among Friends

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm

The Cecilia String Quartet performs music by the young Beethoven, and teams up with clarinetist Peter Stoll to perform Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet and three preludes by George Gershwin. Thanks to Eli & Phil Taylor.

Event run: August 12, 2012

New Mexico Dances

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm– 4:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Sean Conway

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Curve Lake First Nation singer-songwriter Sean Conway performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Storytelling

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Join us for storytelling!

Event run: August 12, 2012

Brock Stonefish

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Blues artist Brock Stonefish performs.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Pacific Curls

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

New Zealand's Pacific Curls perform music that is both worldly and enthralling.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Te Toki Haruru

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Experience the first work of the Tūāhu performance series by Te Toki Haruru director and choreographer Charles Koroneho.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Didge 101

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

How do you make that sound? Learn the varying complexity of the didgeridoo.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Pacific Curls Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
6:30pm– 7:30pm

A musical workshop featuring New Zealand's Pacific Curls.

Event run: August 12, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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