Planet IndigenUS Lineup Announced!

Posted 12/07/13 in EVENTS

You Are Invited To Planet IndigenUS 2012!

Join us for this exciting celebration of Indigenous art, history, and culture! Featuring the talents of artists and performers from across the world, this once-in-a-lifetime festival is not to be missed.

Experience 10 visionary days of current global indigenous culture from August 10 - 19, 2012, with opening ceremonies happening at Harbourfront Centre on the 10th, and the kick-off of activities at Woodland on the 11th.

For more information about the events that are happening at Woodland, give us a call at 519-759-2650 or email planetindigenus@woodland-centre.on.ca! 

SATURDAY AUGUST 11 

Visual Arts Opening Reception
Acknowledging the visual arts exhibitions and artists featured: Tracey Anthony, Vince Bomberry, Jay Carrier, Elizabeth Doxtater, Elliot Doxtater-Wynn, Kelly Greene, Brenda Mitten, Shelley Niro, and Greg Staats.
2:30-3:30pm, Orientation Room

Earthly Connections
A group exhibition bringing together three local Six Nations artists that encapsulate an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.
Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00 pm, weekends 9:00am - 5:00pm (Opening reception Aug 11, 2:30 – 3:30pm) Orientation Room

Greg Staats – A Retrospective
GREG STAATS (b. Ohsweken, Ont., Six Nations of the Grand River Territory) has been in the process of reconnecting with a traditional Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] restorative aesthetic that defines the multi-plicity of relationships with trauma and renewal.
Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm, weekends 9:00am - 5:00pm (Opening reception Aug 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm) Orientation Room

Teiotiokwaonháston/Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)
Elizabeth Doxtater’s solo work is a breathtaking rendition of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy chiefs and clan mothers. Over one-hundred individual corn husk dolls symbolize the strong traditions of Haudenosaunee democracy and peace.
Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm, weekends 9:00am - 5:00pm (Opening reception Aug 11, 2:30 – 3:30pm) Orientation Room

Four From Six
Curated by Shelley Niro, this exhibition features artists from Six Nations, including the photographs and paintings by Brenda Mitten, Tracey Anthony, Jay Carrier, and Elliott Doxtater Wynn.
Weekdays 9:00am - 4:00pm, weekends 9:00am-5:00pm (Opening reception Aug 11, 2:30-3:30pm) Orientation Room

The Breaking Wind
Through their drumming and vocal performances, The Breaking Wind, a young rock group, has proven over the past five years they’re a force to be reckoned with. Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum.
1:30 - 2:15pm, Outdoor Stage

 

Family Fun Tent
Bring the little ones and get creative in the Family Fun Tent, where an array of arts and craft activities can be enjoyed by all.
2:00 - 6:00pm, Outdoor Family Tent

New Credit Showcase
Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community. Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum.
3:30-4:00pm, Outdoor Stage

First Nations Food Fusion Demo
Proprietor of Aboriginal Culinary Concepts in London, Ontario, Rich Francis conducts a food demo on-site of his fusion of Aboriginal cuisine.
4:00-5:00PM, Orientation Room

Goombine
A descendant of the Wadi Wadi people of the Yuin nation, Goombine has performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup and the Opening Ceremony to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum.
2:00 – 4:00pm, Glenhyrst Art Gallery
5:00 – 6:00pm, Woodland Cultural Centre - Outdoor Stage

Six Nations Women Singers
A Haudenosaunee vocal ensemble, The Six Nations Women Singers have performed for over 30 years. They are part of a larger singing society which is a "Mutual Aid Society" within their Six Nations Community. Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum.
6:00 - 6:45pm, Outdoor Stage

Eagle Flight Singers
This London, Ontario-based pow wow drumming group brings forth the essential sound of the drum and what it means to First Nations people as the heartbeat of a nation.  Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum.
7:00 - 7:45pm, Outdoor Stage

Hanggai
A Mongolian folk/punk ensemble hailing from China, Hanggai is blend both traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles. Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum.
8-9pm, Outdoor Stage

 

Heck Init Comedy Night

A comedy night featuring Don Burnstick and Charlie Hill, two well-known, and hilarious comedians who poke fun at stereotypes and political issues.
9:00-11:00PM, Orientation Room. 

Ticketed event: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 12

Tattoo Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to reveal some of the mystery of tattooing.   Revealing the story behind the ink, of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse), and other indigenous cultures. Instructed by Lorrie Gallant
1:00 - 2:00pm, Outdoor Family Tent

Family Fun Tent
Bring the little ones and get creative in the Family Fun Tent, where an array of arts and craft activities can be enjoyed by all.
1:00-6:00pm, Outdoor Family Tent

Movie – Tunnit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoo
In this documentary director Alethea Arnagug explores the almost forgotten tradition of Inuit tattoo, she embarks on a personal journey as to whether or not to get tattooed herself.
2:00-3:00pm, Orientation Room

Joe Harawira
Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).
3:30-5:00pm, Outdoor Stage

Pacific Curls
With their “world”-ribbed sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs, Pacific Curls make music that is both worldly and enthralling.
5:00 - 6:00pm, Outdoor Stage

Out Door Movie Magic - Whale Rider and Boy
Bring your lawn chair and blankets, sprawl out on the grass and join us for a night of movie magic at Woodland. A double feature of two fantastic award-winning films.
7:00 - 11:00pm, Outdoor Screen

 

MONDAY AUGUST 13

Te Pou Rahui Performance Workshop
A 1.5 hour Muscle & Bone, Mind & Body workshop, a vigorous, rhythmical, dynamic movement and spatial training system, led by Charles Koroneho.
6-8pm, Orientation Room

IndigenUS Voices
An evening celebrating Indigenous authors and their works with readings followed by a Q & A, and author signing.
8-9pm, Orientation Room

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 14

Falen Johnson: Invisible Stories
Performance-based art walks that give the history gravitas when standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place. Led by Falen Johnson.
7:00-8:00pm, Brant Historical Society, 57 Charlotte Street

 
 
OKI
The most prominent performer of the tonkori – the traditional stringed instrument of the Karafuto Ainu – OKI’s contemporary approach, fusing reggae, African and electronica with Ainu folk melodies, has won worldwide praise.
8:00-9:00pm, Orientation Room
 

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15

Salt Baby
This first feature play by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson explores the issue of what it’s like to be a contemporary First Nations person growing up not looking like your typical “Indian.” This one-night only performance is to be followed by artist Q&A
7-9pm, Orientation Room

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 16

Falen Johnson: Invisible Stories
Performance-based art walks that give the history gravitas when standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place. Led by Falen Johnson.
7-8pm, Brant Historical Society, 57 Charlotte Street

Intro to Hoop - Lisa Odjig
Two-time world champion hoop dancer and recent semi-finalist of Canada’s Got Talent, Lisa Odjig conducts a workshop. Lisa has performed internationally including at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, and for such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Harper
8-9pm, Orientation Room

 

Movie - The Creator’s Game

This imagineNATIVE 2010 Documentary Pitch Prize winner follows the Iroquois Nationals on their quest for the 2011 medal in Prague – both a fight for gold and recognition of their nationhood. 
9-11pm, Orientation Room

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 17

Corn Soup Cook Off
Join us for the popular Corn Soup Cook off! An open community food competition where you can sample the best corn soup from Six Nations, and vote for your favourites. $5.00 mugs available for sampling soup
6-7pm, Orientation Room

 

Trailblazers and Music Makers: Susan Aglukark and Ali Fontaine

First Nations, Inuit and Métis musicians have been creating music for thousands of years, but it’s been a challenge to break into mainstream music. This programme highlights trailblazers like Susan Aglukark, along with emerging singer Ali Fontaine. Ticketed event: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

8:00-10:00pm, Orientation Room

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 18

Family Fun Tent
Bring the little ones and get creative in the Family Fun Tent, where an array of arts and craft activities can be enjoyed by all.
2:00pm - 6:00pm, Outdoor Family Tent

New Credit Showcase
Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.  
3:00 - 5:45pm, Outdoor Stage

Fusion of Roots
This emerging artist line-up features ingénue bands such as Wes Martin and Logan Staats who gain inspiration from the artists at Six Nations, fusing a new genre of roots and blues into rock.
6:00 - 7:45pm, Outdoor Stage

 

Joel Johnson
Award-winning blues artist Joel Johnson’s music gives a nod to the sounds of blues artists of the past, while forging forward with a youthful edge.
8:00-9pm, Outdoor Stage

 

Benny Walker

Benny Walker fuses musical stylings and stands at a crossroads of genres, seamlessly blending many contemporary forms and creating a sound all his own.

9:00 - 10pm, Outdoor Stage

 

The Graffiti Project
Students of Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo, a Mohawk and Cayuga immersion school at Six Nations, present the art of graffiti, along with on-site creations during the festival.
Site-wide

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 19

Family Fun Tent
Bring the little ones and get creative in the Family Fun Tent, where an array of arts and craft activities can be enjoyed by all.
2:00pm - 6:00pm, Outdoor Fun Tent

Dotah’s Cooking
Dotah’s Cooking showcases the culinary talents of local chef Janace Henry who shares a family favourite recipe favourite. $1.00 Samples available for this event.
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Orientation Room

New Credit Showcase
Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.  
3:00pm - 5:00pm, Outdoor Stage

Painting Workshop with Tracey Mae Chambers – Introduction to Mixed Media
This energizing and informative class, taught by artist Tracey Mae Chambers, emphasizes experimentation and how to establish your own individual creative process. 
4:00-6:00pm, Outdoor Family Tent

 

Rhombus
From Wellington, Dub and Bass band Rhombus are one of New Zealand's most enduring and evolving live acts. A prominent force of their hometown’s diverse sound, they have incorporated elements of electronic dub, reggae, hip hop, funk, breaks and soul into a 10 year career that has spawned 4 albums, a fist-full of vinyl 7”s & 12”s, while humbly amassing a dedicated following across the globe.

Conceived in 2001 as the electronic duo of Thomas Voyce and Simon Rycroft, Rhombus maintains a revolving-door policy with an array of vocalists, musicians, dancers and visual artists.

Their original and energetic live shows has seen them perform alongside such artists as Fat Freddys Drop (NZ), Dry and Heavy (Japan), Michael Franti (US), The Black Seeds (NZ), Easy Star All-Stars (US) and Saint Germain (FR). They have toured New Zealand, Australia, Japan and UK, and recorded with a variety of international guests including Jamaican artist Ranking Joe and Godfather of UK hip hop Rodney P.

Peformance highlights include WOMADELAIDE (Australia) & WOMAD (NZ), 2011.

For the first time in Canada, the Rhombus line-up will feature Lisa Tomlins on lead vocals with core members Thomas Voyce on keys and Koa Williams on beats and dubs. Joining them are Daniel Yeabsley on Horns, Ben Wood on guitar, and special guest Dub Terminator (aka Christian
McLay) on additional live dubs and MC vocals.

Rhombus are sure to get soul and feet moving!
5:00-6:00pm, Outdoor Stage

 

Looking to get around the festival? We're offering a bus schedule!

Bus departs from New Credit - Woodland Cultural Centre (Brantford) - Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) *pre-registration is required, please see schedule below:


Friday August 10
Bus departs New Credit (5PM)
Arrival at Harbourfront (7PM)
Bus departs Harbourfront (11:30PM)

Saturday August 11
Bus departs New Credit (12PM)
Arrival at Woodland (12:45PM)
Arrival at Harbourfront (2:45PM)
Bus departs Harourfront (9PM)
Bus departs Woodland (11PM)

Saturday August 18
Bus departs New Credit (12PM)
Arrival at Woodland (12:45PM)
Arrival at Harbourfront (2:45PM)
Bus departs Harbourfront (8PM)
Bus departs Woodland (10PM)

 

Funders: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Six Nation Elected Council

Program Partners: Brant Historical Society, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Six Nations Parks and Recreation, Six Nations Tourism, Founders Cup, Harmony Square

 

*All events listed above are FREE unless otherwise stated.

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