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View Points: More Than Bows and Arrows

November 12th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

Join us tonight in Toronto for an exploration of artist responses to historical Indigenous misconceptions and stereotypes. The discussion is moderated by Toronto curator/producer Kerry Swanson (imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, LIFT).

When: Wednesday, November 12 Where: Harbourfront Centre’s York Quay Centre,
235 Queen’s Quay West Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

View Points: More Than Bows and Arrows is a prelude to Planet IndigenUs. Planet IndigenUs is a collective vision and spirit aiming to embrace and honor the role of art in Indigenous life. This festival will celebrate the innovation, adaptability and evolution of the Indigenous identity while showcasing contemporary creative responses to Indigenous values, histories and philosophies. For future information on developments for this international festival please visit and

Panelists include:

John Kim Bell An internationally known musician and event producer John Kim Bell, who established the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.

Kent Monkman An artists whose paintings, film/videos and performances bend both sexual and historical perceptions and are currently touring in a large solo show to galleries across the nation.

Marc Nadjiwan A musician whose four albums with the group Nadjiwan have resulted in touring and critical acclaim across the U.S. and Canada and nominations for Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and Native American Music Awards.

Santee Smith A critically acclaimed dancer and founding Artistic Director and choreographer for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Santee is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award for Dance administered by the Ontario Arts Council; Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for the most outstanding mid-career artist in the field of Dance in 2006 and the first-ever John Hobday Award for Arts Management in 2008.

Falen Johnson A playwright and actress involved with many festival in Toronto including, Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell Festival, Factory Theatre’s Cross Currents, and Native Earth Performing Arts, Weesageechak Begins To Dance.

Directions & Parking

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the below locations: Call: 416-973-4000 Online: On-site Box Office: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON

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