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Yahguudangang – The Repatriation Journey of the Haida Nation

Thu, Jul 16 - Sat, Oct 10

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3, Canada map

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Artshares the striking new exhibition Yahguudangang – To Pay Respect: TheRepatriation Journey of the Haida Nation, on display July 16 – October 11,2020. Housed in collections and museums around the globe, the Haida Nation haveidentified over 12,000 stolen or sold ceremonial objects, belongings, andancestral human remains in the last century. Yahguudangang showcases more than1,000 vivid images of such artifacts, offering a powerful and transformativelook at one nation’s drive to reclaim its cultural treasures and history.Shaped by their core philosophy ‘Yahguudangang’ – the act of paying respect,the Haida Nation continues to blaze a path of repatriation, seeking to bringancestral artifacts and remains home through perseverance, co-operation, andmutual trust.

Organized by the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay and the Haida RepatriationCommittee.

Further information, including health and safety details at: ​billreidgallery.ca

July 16 – October 11, 2020
Wednesday through Sundays from 11am – 5pm
$13

Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Thu, Aug 6 - Sun, Jan 3

Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada map

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBCannounces Kent Monkman’s timely and powerful solo exhibition Shame andPrejudice: A Story of Resilience, on display from August 6, 2020 to January 3,2021. Curated by Monkman, a Canadian contemporary artist of Cree ancestry, theexhibition reframes Canada’s colonial history through a First Nations lens.Shame and Prejudice offers both a searing critique of Canadian policies overthe past 150 years and a moving tribute to Indigenous resilience. Thecritically acclaimed exhibition makes its final stop in Vancouver following athree-year, cross-country tour, during a pivotal moment in the global discourseon systemic racism. Shame and Prejudice features paintings, drawings,sculptures, and installations by one of Canada’s most provocative artistslauded for his fearless, and vital, commentary.

Tickets available at: moa.ubc.ca.

Bike to Transit

Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 30

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By biking to transit, you can get placesfaster

and enjoy yourself on the way! From

September 1st-30th, enter to win a $100

MEC gift card, $200 Visa gift card AND a

Mobi by Shaw Go 365 Day Pass Plus by:

1. Registering your Compass Card

online at compasscard.ca and

enrolling in the Bike Parkade

Program.

2. Retweeting HUB Cycling’s Bike to

Transit post on Twitter

(@WeAreHUB), OR liking their post

on Facebook (@WeAreHUB) or

Instagram (@hubcycling)

Learn more about the benefits and ease of

biking to transit atbikehub.ca/biketotransit

Contest ends September 30th at midnight.

The winner will be announced the first week ofOctober

c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway

Wed, Sep 16 - Wed, Dec 9

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada map

This micro-exhibition in the MOV studio calledc̓əc̓əwitəl̕ | helping each other | ch’áwatway, provides an opportunity for the2019 YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) scholarship recipients to exhibit theirartworks. Each year, since 2005, recipients have exhibited their artworks at acelebratory event held at the Vancouver International Airport. This year’sevent was cancelled to due to COVID-19.

The micro-exhibition, which will be on display until December 9, 2020, exploresthemes of resilience, memory and identity, through reconnection with ancestralknowledge and lands. The title, written in both hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7meshsnichim, shows our respect for the teachings of our host communities – theMusqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nations while acknowledging that thisexhibition is taking place within their shared traditional territories. Thetitle also recognizes the importance of mentorship and the value of sharinggained knowledge and skills with others in the community. Each of the featuredartists has created an artwork that showcases the beauty and power of theirrespective teachings and spiritual gifts, some by illustrating elements of oraltradition, others by (re)creating objects of ceremony and prestige.

c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ |  helping each other  |  ch’áwatway features the work of the 2019YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients including: Stephanie Anderson, MorganAsoyuf, Marlo Wylie Brillon, Ddhälh kït Nelnah / Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé,Reuben Mack, Atheana Picha, Kelly Robinson, Skilaaw / Captain Stewart-Burton,Joshua Watts, and Nathan Wilson.

The YVRAF’s scholarship program awards $5,000 annually to BC and YukonIndigenous emerging and mid-career visual artists to pursue their art practicethrough mentorships, education or community focused art projects

Drum Making Workshop

Sun, Sep 20

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada map

Join Derrick Whiteskycloud of the Metis community in a ceremonial and educational drum making workshop.

This hands-on workshop teaches participants how to make a traditional First Nations drum. Raw hide from elk skin and cedar tree wood will be combined to connect you with the natural elements of this instrument building process. Derrick will complete the instructional build process with a ceremonial blessing and perform Metis and Anishinsbe songs. Each participant will leave with their own traditional 16” drum and drum beater. Although participatory please note frames will be pre-cut and no carving is involved. No previous drum making experience is necessary.

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Admission: $225 for General Admission, *$220 for MOV Members, + taxes and fees.

*MOV members, please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Workshop ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions Acts of Resistance, Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition and c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city. Consider arriving early with your event ticket to view exhibitions.
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ARTIST BIO:

Derrick Whiteskycloud was born in Brandon, Manitoba and is of Metis heritage. In between the years of his upbringing in Manitoba and his current home in Surrey, BC he has traveled extensively throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He is a self-employed counsellor, prolific artisan, investigator, radio talk show host, speaker, entertainer and gifted workshop teacher. His passion is working with people of all ages, community and making things with his hands. Derrick is an experienced drum maker of all sizes from Powwow to children’s drums. It has been Derrick’s pleasure to help countless individuals realize their dream in making their own drum.
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COVID-19 Safety Measures:

The workshop will be held in the Joyce Walley Room, MOV’s largest event venue, to ensure physical distancing between participants. All participants are required to keep a 2-metre distance from others outside their household, at all times.
Hand sanitizer will be made available and participants are required to sanitize hands upon arrival.

If you are feeling sick, particularly if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please stay home. For a refund we require 24 hours notice prior to the event. Please contact TicketZone directly at movsupport@myzone.com to process.
Masks or face coverings are encouraged to be worn during the workshop.
All MOV washrooms and high-touch points are cleaned thoroughly throughout the day.
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ACCESSIBILITY:
Mobility Access: Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits.

Parking: The MOV parking lot is run by EasyPark, please remember to pay for parking before entering the building. There is also street parking available.
Transit: Plan your trip (translink.ca). Address: 1100 Chestnut Street
Bathrooms: There are a mix of single stalled and multi-stalled bathrooms located in the Lower Lobby of MOV, which can be accessed by elevator or stairs.

We acknowledge we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, at the site of the ancestral Village of Sen̓áḵw – neighbouring the current Sḵwx̱wú7mesh reserve of the same name.

LIVERight Health Forum ‘Ask the Experts’

Mon, Sep 21 - Sat, Sep 26

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Joinus and our panel of esteemed medical experts to learn how to ensure good liverhealth. The week-long forum will present valuable information on importanttopics through nine 20-minute sessions broadcast LIVE online from Sept 21 – 26.You can submit your questions so we can get the speakers to address them.

Art Online

Wed, Sep 23

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Would you like to learn new art techniques &be creative? Maybe learn a new genre of art you’ve always wanted to try?

Starting this September, VVAF will be offering monthly art classes deliveredonline through Zoom! We’re inviting everyone to get creative from the comfortof their own home with the help of some of our favourite arts experts.

Join us this month as Kathy van Gogh walks us through unique techniques withacrylic paint in “Paint Your Own Monet”. This one-of-a-kind class will beoffered on September 23rd, from 6:30 – 9:30pm

Discover Dance: Shot of Scotch Vancouver

Thu, Sep 24

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In a special online edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance!series, dancers from Shot of Scotch Vancouver will demonstrate the athleticismand artistry of Highland dance, and talk about its history, traditions, and evolution.

Vancouver International Film Festival

Thu, Sep 24 - Wed, Oct 7

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)announces its 39th edition, on screens September 24–October 7, 2020. Showcasingmore than 100 feature films and events, including boundary-pushing Canadianwork, adventurous East Asian cinema, inspiring documentaries, elevated genrecinema, and festival favourites, the online-primary festival is availablethroughout the province of British Columbia on the new VIFF Connect streamingplatform. VIFF 2020 will also feature a select number of in-cinemapresentations, including the opening film and world premiere of Loretta SarahTodd’s Monkey Beach. The adaptation of Eden Robinson’s beloved novel will bescreened at several independent cinemas throughout the province in compliancewith COVID-19 capacity restrictions and the latest provincial health and safetyregulations. To explore VIFF’s 2020 programming, and to purchase Single Ticketsand Subscriptions, visit: viff.org

BC Culture Days

Fri, Sep 25

BC Culture Days invites British Columbians toexperience the ‘unexpected intersections’ of creative connection and artisticdiscovery during its 11th annual celebration of arts and culture, September 25to October 25, 2020. Featuring a newly expanded line-up of free, interactiveevents and activities – hosted at socially distanced venues through a growingdigital hub – BC Culture Days offers a bevy of diverse content to suit alllevels of comfort and accessibility as communities navigate the complexities ofCOVID-19. From in-person painting and paper-making demonstrations to livestreamed plant ink and comic book workshops, from musical recordings toself-guided art and agricultural tours, the month-long celebration allowsvisitors to virtually criss-cross the country exploring the unexpectedintersections of creative collaboration. Info at: culturedays.ca/bc

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