REDx Talks: Dana Claxton

REDx Talks: A Tradition of Innovation

Thursday, November 17, 2016
SFU Woodwards Cinema
149 West Hastings, Vancouver
Doors open at 6:30 pm

On the evening of Thursday, November 17, 2016, REDx Talks makes its debut in Squamish, Tsleil-Watuth, and Musqueam unceded territories in the city of Vancouver for REDx Talks Vancouver: A Tradition of Innovation.

REDx Talks is an International Indigenous speakers series that activates oral traditions and protocols to tap into the continuum of traditional knowledge practices that have been practiced by Indigenous cultures from around the globe since time immemorial. Join us for an evening of ideas, Indigenous food, art and dialogue, honouring the Indigenous spirit of oral tradition.

Talks by Hunkpapa Sioux filmmaker and artist Dana Claxton; Carol-Ann Hilton, creator of “Indigenomics”; local poet and hip-hop legend Jerilynn “The 1st Lady” Webster; Anishinaabe comedian and media-maker Ryan McMahon; and guest curator Tlakwasikan Khelsilem of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw descent.

Music by Juno instrumental nominee Cris Derksen, who braids classical cello training with her Aboriginal ancestry and new-school electronics.

There is no ceremony without witnesses; as an audience member, you will bear witness to the knowledge transfer as we continue to expand our community and build new relationships across Turtle Island. We look forward to seeing you all in Vancouver as we continue to create space for knowledge transfer in the spirit of oral tradition.

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Tickets include a Coast Salish inspired culinary offering by Indigenous chef Shane Chartrand.

REDx Talks looks to share stories of resilience, while empowering future generations by creating dynamic Discourse (RED) around issues that are important to Indigenous communities. We have held space for REDx Talks in traditional Blackfoot territory, Treaty 6 territory, and Mapuche territory of southern Chile in South America. This edition of REDx Talks is supported by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the Iiniiststi Treaty Arts Society.