VIFW celebrates the power and beauty of Indigenous designs, confronts injustice through fashion

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week (VIFW) returns for its second edition on November 18 – 21, 2019, kicking off its opening night with the Red Dress Event.

FLAVOURS OF ITALY Discover Unexpected Regions and Varietals

Try the unexpected! Taste these less common indigenous grape varietals from the Master of Wine Barb Philip’s annual Flavours of Italy selection of premium Italian wines. They are traditional and very popular in their regions – yet still not fully discovered in British Columbia. Cin cin!

Matriarchs Uprising – Indigenous Women Dancing Stories of Transformation June 20-22

“Matriarchs Uprising brings together Indigenous women who are nurturing the art of contemporary dance so that it may be appreciated by audiences from all backgrounds,” says Davies, Artistic Director of O.Dela Arts.

Bill Reid Gallery Honours Role of Indigenous Women & Their Connection to Water in New Exhibition

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: Womxn and Waterways from April 10–October 2, 2019.

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube, First Career Survey for Award-winning Indigenous Artist

Exhibition Traces Nearly Three Decades of Claxton’s Works Reclaiming Indigenous Power, Beauty, Identity and Spirituality As one of its major fall season exhibitions, the Vancouver Art Gallery presents Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube, the first-ever survey of the work of provocative Vancouver-based Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist Dana Claxton, on view October 27, 2018 to February … Read more

Indigenous stories of redemption and other Canadian narratives, plus advice for indie Oscar hopefuls and mentorship program at VIFF 2018

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018 The Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) film streams Sea to Sky presented by TELUS, and True North presented by Telefilm, offer moving Indigenous stories with the Western Canadian Premiere of Edge of the Knife, the first narrative feature in the Haida language; Picking Up … Read more

BODY LANGUAGE: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest

Bill Reid Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Series “Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest”   The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coastal Art is celebrating its 10th anniversary in grand style, re-opening after a major renovation which has added light and space to the gallery, and  hosting  the premiere exhibition of “Body Language”: Reawakening Cultural … Read more

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