AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii

Intertribal Series Documentary!

Friday, September 27, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019

AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Glenbow Museum Theatre
– 130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
FREE Admission

AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii

Curated by Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand

Presented in partnership with Indigenous Resilience in Music
As part of Alberta Culture Days with the support of the Government of Alberta

Featuring: "Intertribal Series" a documentary by Trevor Solway
And performances by: Bebe BuckSkin, Wyatt C. Louis and DJ BLKFT

In Blackfoot culture and many other Indigenous cultures, sharing and remembering the origins of our stories are part of the ways in which we understand, maintain, and continue building relationships with one another. Today, our stories can be told through film, music and other multimedia practices but it is the history and origins of the stories we share that continue to sustain us in reclaiming, preserving, and revitalizing our cultures as Indigenous peoples in Canada. This edition of AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii, translating to "stories," is a film screening and music series curated by Blackfoot artist and musician Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand and presented by EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society and Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM), will bring to Mohkintsís (Calgary, AB) a time to learn from our origin stories from Canada’s up and coming Indigenous musicians, filmmakers, and creatives that are paving the way for Indigenous people in film, music and the arts. - Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand

About the Curator:

Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand is an Indigenous multimedia creative producer, musician, spoken word artist, and law student out of the University of Calgary. He is the founder and Executive Director of Indigenous Resilience in Music – an Indigenous-led organization creating insight into the lives of Indigenous musicians and empowering Indigenous youth in reclaiming their identity in music and the arts. As an artist and musician, he performs as the front person for the aggressive hardcore punk band Signatory and performs under his solo singer songwriter works outside of his band. Curtis is a proud member of the Blackfoot Confederacy and comes from the Amskaapipikuni, Siksika and Stoney Nakoda nations.

Intertribal Series
Trevor Solway, 2018, 40 min.

A musical documentary by Trevor Solway that showcases the talent and stories of four musicians from the Treaty 7 area. Solway, a Blackfoot filmmaker from Siksika Nation, uses storytelling to showcase local Indigenous musicians. Featured artists include Armond Duck Chief, an exuberant and jovial cowboy country singer, Bebe Buckskin, a free-spirited native Janis Joplin type, Darcy Turning Rope, a powwow singer with a storied heritage in traditional Blackfoot singing and drumming, and Olivia Tailfeathers, an elder who blends contemporary hymns with traditional drumming and Blackfoot words.

About Trevor Solway:

Trevor Solway is a Blackfoot filmmaker, journalist and media maker from Siksika Nation located east of Calgary. His Blackfoot name is Sinakson (Writer), which was also the name of his great, great grandfather, Samuel Solway. Storytelling has always been a passion of his and in 2012, he attended the Independent Indigenous Digital Filmmaking program at Capilano University in North Vancouver. In 2017, he completed his Bachelor of Communications degree with a major in Journalism back in Calgary. He has produced numerous documentaries and narrative films in the span on 2.5 years. He is most known for his comedic short (Indian Giver) and documentaries (The Black Wolf, TRENCH, and Sacred by Nature), all of which received festival attention.

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