july, 2022

05jul6:00 PM9:00 AMIndigenous Culture6:00 PM - 9:00 AM

Indigenous Culture

Event Details

Proudly hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus, the event takes place at the university’s Research and Academic Centre, located at 150 Dalhousie St., Brantford.  Admission is free.  Doors open at 5:30pm and the official program runs from 6:00–9:00pm.  It will feature artisans, performers and films that showcase Indigenous culture.

Local Indigenous artisans will be onsite to showcase and sell their products.  The event will feature a performance by world-renowned Hoop Dancer Ascension Aton:wa Harjo, a 19 year old Mohawk, Kickappoo, Seminole from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.  This will be followed by a special screening of Monkey Beach, a film that is a testament to an Indigenous woman’s ability to not just endure trails, but emerge from them empowered.  Director Carla Robinson will be in attendance to take questions from the audience.

Finally, the evening concludes with Blood and Water, a self-narrated documentary, which shines light on the modern day impact and generational trauma from residential schools with director and producer Layla Staats taking questions from the audience after the screening.

“This is an excellent opportunity for all ages to gather, experience and learn from the lived experiences of Indigenous People,” said Lucas Isaac, Indigenous Affairs Advisor for the City of Brantford.

Tickets:
available by emailing harmonysquare@brantford.ca or by calling 519.759.4150 ext. 5074. Limited seating is available and offered on a first come first serve basis.
Municipal parking is available at the Market Centre Parkade, located at 59 Icomm Dr. or Municipal Lot #3, located at Darling St. Fee information for each lot can be found at https://www.brantford.ca/en/transportation/downtown-municipal-parking-lots.aspx

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