Yellowknife: Aboriginal Day Live 2017
Catalogue Number: AS0195
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Producing Agencies: Media Rendezvous, Animiki See Productions, and Productions Rivard
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Music, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 40:27
From Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, hosts Snookie Catholique and Sonia Bonspille Boileau introduce us to some incredible musicians, filmmakers, beat boxers and guitarists.
- Digawolf, a band whose frontman Diga grew up in Behchoko, Northwest Territories, is part of the Tlicho Nation. Digawolf's music is full of the rich culture of the NWT and finds inspiration in the works of Neil Young, Kashtin and Leonard Cohen.
- JB the First Lady and Enter Tribal, perform at the Aboriginal Day Live in Yellowknife. JB from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, has described herself as Canada's sole aboriginal woman beat boxer. She is part of the Cayuga and Nuxalk First Nations.
- Nadia Gaudet and Jason Burnstick are two nationally renowned singer-songwriters. Francophone-Métis Gaudet's first solo album 'La Honte' was released in 2006. Plains Cree musician Jason Burnstick is respected for his haunting lapslide guitar sounds and unique collection of weissenborns.
- Mob Bounce, was first formed in 2010 by Craigy Craig and Heebz the Earthchild. The Mob Bounce sound is a fusion of Indigenous influenced hip-hop, electronic dance music and traditional Aboriginal rhythms.
- Filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau, was born and raised in Oka and Kanesatake. Her father is Quebecois and her mother is Mohawk. Sonia's grandfather was sent to a residential school and experienced first hand the attempt to eliminate indigenous culture. Now, Boileau wants to nurture what's left of her culture and add her own threads. She wants to free herself and others from the negative representation of Aboriginals on screen.
- George Leach, is a member of the Stl'atl'imx Nation in Lillooet, British Columbia where his father was Chief for over 30 years. This Juno award winning guitarist, first started to learn how to play at the age of 16.
The ABORIGINAL DAY LIVE 2017 SERIES features 8 episodes from 8 stages across Canada. For 15,000 years, the Aboriginal peoples of Turtle Island have gathered on this sacred day of the summer solstice to celebrate their culture, inspire their children and honor the wisdom of their elders. And this year people from every corner of the country celebrate National Aboriginal Day in the largest Aboriginal concert ever.
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