Audio Works

Audio Artist Showcase
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 1:00 pm

iNDigital Space, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Gallery
Free

Join a selection of attending digital media artists as they present and discuss their programmed works.

Coffee with my ma

Horn (Mohawk)

Canada | 34 mins | 2018 | Podcast

Kahentinetha Horn speaks about her radical activist mother about her adventurous life always with a sense of humour. From seeing Elvis in the 50s to getting stuck in Europe, to being fired from Indian Affairs and clearing the air about her relationship with Marlon Brando. Stories are entertaining and full of spirit and soul.

Kaniehtiio ‘Tiio Horn’ is an actress raised in Kahnawake. Tiio earned a Gemini Award for Angel in Moccasin Flats: Redemption and in 2010/2011 as part of 18 to Life. Tiio wrote, directed and acted in the semi-autobiographical short film The Smoke Shack (2012), which has collected awards on the short film circuit.

 
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Ecocide and Genocide Go Hand in Hand

Pamela Palmater (Mi'kmaw)

Canada | 16 mins | 2019 | Podcast

This podcast looks at the colonising mentality, which pervades Canada's governing systems and allows governments and corporations to exploit people and ecosystem as though they were commodities. As a result, extraction economies have left destruction in their wake. This podcast is a call to action.

Dr. Pam Palmater is a Mi'kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation, NB. She is a Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University. A practising lawyer for 20 years, Palmater is focused on a wide range of issues like socio-economic conditions, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and legislation impacting First Nations.

 

Indigenous Reconciliation in Universities and Colleges

Pamela Palmater (Mi'kmaw)

Canada | 24 mins | 2019 | Podcast

Episode 18 is about reconciliation with Indigenous people in universities, colleges and training institutes, specifically, what does NOT count as reconciliation. REAL reconciliation happens when there is a substantive shift in power, wealth and land (space). This episode of my podcast show Warrior Life, delves into the hard truths about what is and is not reconciliation in a university context.

Dr. Pam Palmater is a Mi'kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation, NB. She is a Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University. A practising lawyer for 20 years, Palmater is focused on a wide range of issues like socio-economic conditions, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and legislation impacting First Nations.

 

Kick up your moccasins: Unreserved visits the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation powwow

Stephanie Cram (Métis) | Rosanna Deerchild (Cree)

Canada | 54 mins | 2018 | Radio Program

Unreserved visits the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation powwow. What better way to kick off the new season of Unreserved, than by kicking up our moccasins and dancing? Everyone in Canada should experience a powwow — not everyone knows what happens at one, or if they're welcome on the trail.

Stephanie Cram is a Métis journalist originally from Edmonton. She works for CBC Unreserved and previously worked for the CBC Indigenous digital unit. Her writing has appeared in CBC, Canadian Geographic, The Canadian Encyclopedia, Herizons and The Eastern Door.

Rosanna Deerchild is a veteran broadcaster, having worked at APTN, CBC, Global and NCI-FM, where she hosted All My Relations. She has also hosted The (204) and the Weekend Morning Show on CBC Radio One and appeared on CBC Radio's DNTO. She is an award-winning author and poet. Rosanna is a co-founder and member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba and has also contributed to numerous Indigenous newspapers. A Cree from O-Pipon-Na-Piwan Cree Nation at South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba.

 

Medicine for the Resistance - Heroes and Monsters with Jay Odjick

Patty Krawec ( Ojibwe Anishnaabe) | Kerry Goring

Canada | 55 mins | 2019 | Podcast

What happens to heroes when they have no one left to fight? Superheroes fight monsters, vanquishing them in some way. But what do we lose when we've destroyed all the monsters? This conversation with Jay Odjick, author of Kagagi and Bear for Breakfast, talks about heroes and monsters and what we risk losing as a people when we've destroyed our monsters.

Patty Krawec is an Anishnaabekwe from Lac Seul First Nation raised in southern Ontario. Social worker, podcaster, and general bringer of ruckus Patty tries to shift the lens on current perspectives and assumptions about Indigenous people and the possibilities that lay beyond the colonial state.

Miigwetch Nshoomis

Nathan Adler ( Anishinaabe Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation)

Canada | 3 mins | 2018 | Soundscape

An Anishinaabe boy falls in love with Grandfather Sun and recites a queer love letter to the object of his affection, Nshoomis Giizis.

Nathan Adler is the author of Wrist, an Indigenous story written from the monster's perspective (Kegedonce Press). He is a writer and artist who works in many different mediums, including audio, video, drawing, painting, and glass. Adler is an MFA candidate for Creative Writing from UBC, a first-place winner of the Aboriginal Writing Challenge, and a recipient of a Hnatyshyn Reveal award for Literature.

 

Settler Sexuality's Slippery Slope

Rick Harp (Cree)

Canada | 57 mins | 2018 | Podcast

Everything you wanted to know about Settler sexuality but were afraid to ask (including its impacts on Indigenous intimacy). According to Prof. Kim TallBear, Settler sexuality consists of both heteronormative and homonormative forms of love, sex, and marriage, relationship forms that are intimately interwoven with the production of private property holding in the US and Canada. An associate professor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, TallBear discussed her work with fellow MEDIA INDIGENA roundtablers Candis Callison, associate professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism, and host Rick Harp.

A journalist and communicator for over two decades, Rick Harp has worked for CBC Radio, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and NCI-FM. The host/producer of MEDIA INDIGENA, a weekly Indigenous current affairs roundtable podcast launched in March 2016, Rick is part of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan.

 

The Book of Wah?

Nigel Irwin (Cree)

Canada | 5 mins | 2019 | Audio Story

The Book of Wah? is a collection of audio stories compiled as a magical tome. The first submission to this collection tells the tale of a roadside circus show that turns into a chaotic nightmare. These stories are fantastical, adventurous and horrifyingly strange.

Nigel Irwin is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto who works in music, acting and storytelling. He has worked with theatre companies such as the Shaw Festival, Native Earth and MT Space. Nigel Irwin is the newly-hired, in-house composer at Bedtracks. He is currently working on the Indigenous sound catalogue Storytellers, creating original compositions for production and picture.

The Moose are Life

Edzi'u Loverin (Tahltan/Taku River Tlingit)

Canada | 11 mins | 2019 | Sound Scape

The Moose Are Life is a sound piece that speaks to the disappearance of the moose in Tahltan Territory. The low numbers of moose in Northern BC is said to be a direct result of over hunting. This piece speaks to the colonial inheritance of Indigenous people, and the invasive systems of capitalism, colonialism, and non-resident hunters in Tahltan Territory.

Edzi’u is a mixed-race Tahltan and inland Tlingit artist, songwriter and composer. Edzi’u has a degree in music composition with a minor in classical voice from Vancouver Community College. Her songs are an incarnation of her family’s ancient tradition of storytelling, realised by designing sound through vintage and current audio recordings, electronic instruments and the voice.

 

The Rez Quest Podcast

Wes Day (Ojibway)

Canada | 60 mins | 2019 | Podcast

The Rez Quest podcast is a conversational show that highlights various individuals from all walks of life. Guests have real dialogue about what motivates them and where they're at in their careers or understanding of this world.

Wesli Day is a multimedia artist from Serpent River First Nation currently residing in Six Nations, Ontario. His short horror film Zombie Pus premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2009.

 

The Secret Life of Canada (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Falen Johnson ( Mohawk/Tuscarora), Leah Simone Bowen

Canada | 51 mins | 2019 | Podcast

This episode of CBC Podcasts The Secret Life of Canada, Falen Johnson discusses how Indigenous trade water routes were the blueprint for many current transportation routes in Canada. Learn about pre-contact trade routes, how corn travelled up the Mississippi River, and why some reserves still don’t have potable water with interviews with Bonnie Devine, Hayden King and Maude Barlow.

Falen is a writer, dramaturge, director and actor. In 2015, she received the OAC Emerging Aboriginal Artist Award. Her writing has been in Brick Literary Journal, The Canadian Theatre Review, and Granta Magazine. The Secret Life of Canada (co-hosted with Leah-Simone Bowen) is now in its second season with CBC Podcasts.

 

The Skoden Podcast

Ashley Courchene (Ojibwe Anishinaabe)

Canada | 60 mins | 2019 | Podcast

The Skoden Podcast, known for its unique and sometimes dark NDN humour, looks at relevant contemporary Indigenous topics. Skoden is Native slang for 'let's go then', especially to start a fight. In a world where Indigenous people work to reclaim what was stolen by settler-colonialism, fighting is essential.

Ashley Courchene comes from Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty One/Three territory currently completing his Law and Legal Studies Master's degree at Carleton University. Ashley sees the podcast as a way to shape a narrative to cover issues that matter to Indigenous people.

 

Transformation, Tradition, and the way forward with Daniel Heath Justice

Patty Krawec ( Ojibwe Anishnaabe) | Kerry Goring

Canada | 55 mins | 2019 | Podcast

A story is a tool for erasing and controlling people, but it is also a way to reclaim and stake out identity. Building on the Anishnaabe narrative of a flood, we consider the apocalypse of colonisation and follow the transformational power of tricksters, the keepers of Indigenous knowledge, and move towards the re-creative hope of futurism.

Patty Krawec is an Anishnaabekwe from Lac Seul First Nation raised in southern Ontario. Social worker, podcaster, and general bringer of ruckus Patty tries to shift the lens on current perspectives and assumptions about Indigenous people and the possibilities that lay beyond the colonial state.

 

tsi tkaronhya ke - in the sky

Janet Rogers (Mohawk Six Nations)

Canada | 6 mins | 2019 | Soundscape

tsi takaronhya ke - in the sky is a sound narrative featuring digital compositions by Haida/Cree musician Kristi Lane Sinclair and Inuit DJ Mad Eskimo aka Geronimo Inutiq produced by Janet Rogers. Within Indigenous spiritual teachings and origin stories, the sky and or space is where human spirit joins the physical realms and where our spirits also return. Transition almost always includes elements of chaos and confusion before achieving understanding and acceptance. tsi tkaronhya ke is the sound journey of spiritual transitioning.

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora poet, media, sound and performance artist living on the Six Nations reserve where she produces works through her publishing title Ojistah Publishing and 2Ro Media production team which she operates with Mohawk media artist Jackson Twobears.

 
 
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