Wed June 1, 2022 6:00 pm PT (7pm MT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET )
We are honoured to have guest speaker Curtis Clear Sky join us.
Curtis Clear Sky is Anishinaabe and Nitstitapii and is a Vancouver based musician who leads his band Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz. Their music consists of Hip-hop with Latin-Funk, Soul & Blues. They provide a highly-engaging performance that “makes you bump with the booming blasting blare”, “you’ll be moving your feet like you don‘t care”. They continue to amplify positive messages with uplifting musical vibrations and are committed to the funk, providing a satisfying experience.
We are honoured and excited to have Meeka Noelle Morgan join us as our guest speaker for our next online Sharing Circle:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – 6 PM Pacific Time.
All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Please join us!
To participate, click this link at the meeting time.
Meeka Noelle Morgan is Secwepemc and Nuu-Chah-Nulth woman from the interior of what is now know as BC and Vancouver Island – and is a singer/songwriter, writer, workshop designer, facilitator, and has developed many Indigenous arts projects, many involving youth.
Meeka is Artistic Director of the 2 Rivers Remix Society and Festival (https://2riversremix.ca). Since 2018 the 2 Rivers Remix Society has been presenting its Indigenous music festival in Lytton. Last year it managed to secure an appearance by Buffy Sainte-Marie, although the COVID-19 pandemic meant the three-day event had to be presented online. Surviving the crippling fire that tore through Lytton and caused thousands of dollars in losses of Festival gear and organizers homes as well as the Pandemic left Meeka and her team stronger, wiser and even more resolved to keeping the fabulous all Indigenous Festival going strong!
Meeka is lead vocalist for The Melawmen Collective, a live performance musical act with a vision to create connections between Human Beings through stories, history, art and music. Through their intergenerational experiences and stories evolved through music, they bring, build and bond consciousness through the freedom creativity and collaboration brings and allows. They are a contemporary Indigenous musical fusion woven together with elements of trip-hip hop, rock/folk, with rich rhymes and lush harmonies, bringing a uniqueness of sound like no other, drawing in a wide variety of listeners through sharing their own journeys of life through their musical evolution together.
Wed March 16, 2022 6pm PT (7pm MT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET )
Join our monthly online CARE: Canadian Artists For Reconciliation And Education Sharing Circle.
Special guest this month is Norman Retasket, a member of the Bonaparte Indian Band. He is a 76 year old master drum-maker, carver, storyteller and drug & alcohol counsellor. He prides himself in being a bridge for those who wish to learn about Indigenous arts and culture. Norman is a residential school survivor who has reclaimed his identity and is touching the hearts of people around the world. Norman has made over 7000 drums and continues to share his passion for drum-making with others while telling stories rich with humour and history. Also see: https://www.communityfutures.ca/wildfire-business-transition-project-news/norman-retasket-artist
It’s been a few weeks since you’ve heard from us as we have all been swamped with day-to-day things in our lives.
Our goal going forward is to host a monthly presentation/discussion and/or sharing circle, to take place on Zoom on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
We will record these sessions, so those who can’t attend can still watch the presentation portion of each session. We will make these private links available following each session.
Immediately after the presentation/discussion, we will continue with an unrecorded private discussion giving people an opportunity to share if they wish to, with the cameras turned off.
We realize we didn’t publish anything around National Truth and Reconciliation day, so we will be presenting our first sharing circle on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00 pm (PT). The topic will be, ‘What did you do on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Day and what can we do every day to continue on this journey together?”
Please join us for one or all of the Sharing Circles. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a musician or in the music business to join!
We have all been so shocked by the terrible news about the discovery at the residential school in Kamloops.So many of us want to do something beyond posting on Facebook. It’s time we work towards some real change in Canada.