Welcome to the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program, Class of 2015! We’re happy to say that we’ve just selected our participants for this year’s program and will be sharing more news as our schedule of workshops, shows, group projects and mentoring continues. We’re excited to see what they do in the program. If it’s anything like last year, it will be sensational. Check this recap for a backstage look at ASYAMP in 2014!
How to be an Ally: Reconciling 150 with Indigenous Calls to Action
The Centre for Social Innovation, Bear Standing Tall & Associates and Ode’Min Giizis Indigenous Full Spectrum Doula Training collaborate to present a panel conversation on “Reconciling 150 with Indigenous Calls to Action.” This panel of Indigenous activists, social-spiritual entrepreneurs, artists, knowledge and wisdom keepers, survivors, and community members will examine the impacts of colonialism from the last 150 years and beyond, and discuss ways that allies can share space and support healing by building bridges and exchanging knowledge.
Recognizing the complex nature of intersectional identities, this panel acknowledges that there is no singular Indigenous experience and is meant for anyone wishing to support Indigenous individuals and communities in a meaningful and respectful manner.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear panelists speak and ask questions. To submit questions beforehand which you’d like the panelist to explore
Celebrate and show your support for the Regent Park Film Festival this year by joining us for a screening of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World!
Please join us for our annual fundraising screening! The night will be hosted by CBC’s Duncan McCue, host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup.
To start things off, join us for a cocktail reception featuring an amazing spread compliments of Cinq Foods, Steam Whistle beer, a performance by First Nations artist Arthur Renwick, a silent auction and raffle full of goodies and get a sneak peak of the 15th annual Regent Park Film Festival’s line-up.
After the film, stay for a panel discussion with Arthur Renwick and two special guests.
Cocktail Reception: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Film and Talkback: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Celebrate 15 years of story telling with Toronto’s only free community film festival while helping to keep Regent Park Film Festival’s year-round programming free for all to enjoy and take part in.
About the Film
This documentary tells the story of the influence Native Americans has had on contemporary music. Some of the most influential musicians of our time reflect on the importance Indigenous musicians have had on their music and their contributions to popular culture. Featuring Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page, Slash, Taboo and more. This film is one to watch for all music lovers.
The film received great success at HotDocs winning the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary and the HotDocs Audience Award.