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August 13–19, 2012

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - Morningside

Monday, August 13, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Te Pou Rahui Performance Workshop

Monday, August 13, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Te Pou Rahui for this unique workshop consisting of an MB (Muscle & Bone, Mind & Body) class, a 30-minute showing of performance works by Charles Koroneho, and a discussion of image work and its relation to Indigenous choreographic practices.

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Monday, August 13, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
11:30am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Tools for Conviviality

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - Spadina Road

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Falen Johnson - Invisible Stories

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Falen Johnson examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Little Big Man Remix

Wednesday, August 15, 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.

Tools for Conviviality

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

FILM / Jonathan Schwartz: The Skies Can’t Keep Their Secrets

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
7:00pm

Co-presented with TIFF’s The Free Screen series, this program includes three films made between 2008 and 2011 that exemplify experimental filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz’s exacting vision.

Salt Baby

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
8:00pm – 9:30pm

A play by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson is a humorous look at how stereotypes and blood quantum are viewed by society.

Free Flicks - Whale Rider

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
9:00pm

This family-friendly film follows a young girl in New Zealand as she struggles to be a chief, despite the fact that, as a girl, she isn’t "entitled" to the honour.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Thursday, August 16, 2012
11:30am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Little Big Man Remix

Thursday, August 16, 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.

Tools for Conviviality

Thursday, August 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art - Exhibition Tour Aboriginal Perspective

Thursday, August 16, 2012
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Anna Stanisz, Assistant Curator, Programs and Education on a tour of the McMichael's current special exhibition Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art curated by Julia Pine.

Falen Johnson - Invisible Stories

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Falen Johnson examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

imagineNATIVE's indigiFLIX: Music is the Medicine

Thursday, August 16, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

A revealing documentary that follows the critically acclaimed blues-rock artist Derek Miller as he strives to elevate his esteemed career.

Intro to Hoop

Thursday, August 16, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Lisa Odjig, two-time world champion hoop dancer and recent semi-finalist of Canada’s Got Talent, conducts a workshop.

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

The Creator's Game: The Quest for Gold and the Fight for Nationhood

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

This timely documentary follows the Iroquois Nationals on their quest for the 2011 medal in Prague - a fight both for gold and a recognition of their sovereign nationhood.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - Parliament Street

Friday, August 17, 2012
10:00am –11:00am

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic combines stunning projections, bold costuming and intricate physical performance.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Friday, August 17, 2012
11:30am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 17, 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.

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 17, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - North York Central

Friday, August 17, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Using traditional native teachings and humour, the comical adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws are based on the seven fire prophecies and the seven grandfathers.

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 18, 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.

Ursula A. Johnson - Basket Weaving Performance Art

Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Ursula A. Johnson - Basket Weaving Performance Art

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

IndigenUS Short Film Series

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

A collection of short films explores the indigenous experience.

Polytoxic Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Polytoxic's all ages workshop fuses traditional Pacific dance with pop and contemporary dance moves. Have fun shakin' your booty!

Rabbit and Bear Paws

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Rabbit and Bear Paws is for the young and the young at heart. This series is set in 1750’s colonized North America and features the comical adventures of two brothers, Rabbit and Bear Paws.

What you eat isn't what you grow

Saturday, August 18, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

A panel discussion regarding seed banks, genetically modified foods, coop/community gardening and food canopy, from an IndigenUS perspective.

Dancers of Damelahamid

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dancers of Damelahamid workshop includes interactive dance movement and background history on the Coastal First Nations of BC.

Aboriginal Recording of the Year - Juno Panel

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm – 6:30pm

A panel discussion reviewing the "Aboriginal Recording of the Year" Juno category by exploring questions surrounding Indigenous sound, culture, and categorization in music.

Music Workshop: Focus on the Experimental

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

A music workshop featuring Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) musician Robin Ranger.

Meegwun Fairbrother

Saturday, August 18, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dora Award-nominated performer Meegwun Fairbrother brings his "Living Like A Warrior" for youth and families to Planet IndigenUS.

The Vocal Workshop - Transjoik and Tjupurru

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Sami joiking band Transjoik and Didjeribone master Tjupurru as they explore the voice in all its forms.

Film - Trudell

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:30pm – 8:30pm

An exploration of Native American activist and poet John Trudell's fusion of radical politics, music, writing, and art.

Paddle Song

Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Paddle Song is a one woman stage play with words and music about the life of Pauline Johnson, beloved Canadian poet and touring performer.

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Red Hot Nights - Veronika Swartz and Kitsuné Soleil

Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

Join us for an evening of burlesque, humour and sensuous music as we celebrate the vitality and sometimes hedonistic art forms with the Indigenous community.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Sunday, August 19, 2012
11:00am – 3:00pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Tools for Conviviality

Sunday, August 19, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Suddenly Sámi (Min mors hemmelighet)

Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Theatre Workshop - Dione Joseph and Michelle St. John

Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Dione Joseph and Michelle St. John present a theatre workshop.

Dotahs Cooking with Virgie General, Janace Henry, and Bertha Skye

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dotah's Cooking brings together three local female chefs who share their favorite family recipes that represent more than just the preparation of food.

SUNDAY SCENE / Rodrigo Martí

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm

Rodrigo Martí is a Mexican-Canadian artist working between sculpture, performance and drawing, and he will offer his responses to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Herbie Barnes and Tonto's Nephew

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Herbie Barnes performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Weengushk Film Institute 'Best Of' Student Films

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Join us for an exciting collection of films created by the students from Weengushk Film Institute.

Fingerstyle Guitar & Rhythm Workshop

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

This workshop and meet-and-greet following Don's performance will review Fingerstyle Guitar, the technique Don uses in his performance.

Paddle Song

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Paddle Song is a one woman stage play with words and music about the life of Pauline Johnson, beloved Canadian poet and touring performer.

Planet IndigenUS Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, August 19, 2012
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us as we reaffirm connections and bring this year's festival to a close.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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