June 17-21, 2017

KWIKWETLEM • COQUITLAM

3rd Biannual All Nations Festival

We are excited to have you join us for our third Festival taking place in 2017 at Suwa’lkh School & Park, City Centre Library, and Cineplex Coquitlam.

Storytelling

Coast Salish Stories featuring award winning writers Lee Maracle and Joseph Dandurand, plus slam and performance poets. Kwikwetlem Stories hosted by Ronnie Dean Harris, Coquitlam City Centre Library.

Indigenous Film Festival

We will be showing the films “The Sun at Midnight”, “Elder in the Making”, “Dene: A Journey”, and more at the Cineplex Coquitlam.

National Aboriginal Day

All Nations Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts, languages, and cultures, and connects ideas and issues between families, neighbours, and communities.

Speakers & Guests

Five days of exceptional programming in and around the traditional and shared territory of the Kwiketlem and Coast Salish People.

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Duane Howard

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Lee Maracle

University of Toronto

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Snotty Noze Rez Kids

Schedule of Events

LITERARY ARTS DAY!

The 3rd Biannual All Nations Festival returns to the TriCity with our kick off event at the City Centre Library. Join us for a special day of established and emerging writers and poets! Learn about Coast Salish literary arts! Free entry, all welcome, take Evergreen Skytrain!

Coquitlam City Centre Library

Children’s (Of All Ages) Stories

The 3rd Biannual All Nations Festival returns to the TriCity with our kick off event at the City Centre Library. Join us for a special day of established and emerging writers and poets! Learn about Coast Salish literary arts! Free entry, all welcome, take Evergreen Skytrain!  

60mins

Coquitlam City Centre Library

Performance Poetry Showcase

Jaye Simpson is Oji-Cree emerging poet and word weaver, they are intergenerational resiliency and healing. Valeen Jules from Kyuquot Sound on the Island: a ferocious writer who delves into contemporary realities. Poetry is poison exposed in motion. Tawahum Justin Bige (Host) Writer / activist with Dene / Cree roots, has performed his poetry at Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver Poetry Slam.  

60mins

Coquitlam City Centre Library

Joseph A. Dandurand

Joseph is a member of Kwantlen First Nation, he resides there with his 3 children and is the longstanding Director of the Kwantlen Cultural Centre. He has produced 9 play, and just recently published 2 books of poetry. His newest book of poems: The Rumour, will be published by BookLand Press in Oct 2017. His new play, Th’owxyia the hungry feast dish opens this week at UBC, Axis Theatre production.

60mins

Coquitlam City Centre Library

Lee Maracle

Lee is a Sto:Loh; grandmother of four, mother of four who was born in North Vancouver. Her works include: the novels, Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, Sundogs, short story collection, Sojourner’s Truth, poetry collection, Bentbox, and non-fiction work I Am Woman. She is Co-editor of My Home As I Remember and Telling It: Women and Language Across Cultures, editor of a number of poetry works, Gatherings journals and has published in dozens of anthologies in Canada and America. The award winning author is also a teacher at the University of Toronto, where she resides. MORE INFO ONLINE: bit.ly/CoastSalishWrites

60mins

COAST SALISH STORIES

DOUBLE HEADER: KWIKWETLEM STORIES & ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS  Learn about the living history of Coast Salish Territory! Tickets: allnationsfilms.eventbrite.ca  - Buy 1 ticket, get 2 shows!

Silvercity Cineplex Coquitlam, 170 Schoolhouse

Kwikwetlem Stories

Ronnie Dean Harris, presents his experiences growing up as an ancestor of Chief William Kwayhquitlam, of the Kwikwetlem People, and namesake of Coquitlam.

“Since the 1884 Potlatch Ban, Coast Salish culture has lived partially in the shadows to protect its most sacred values and wisdom, while it was being replaced by foreign cultures in the cultural narrative directed at tourists and investors in the growth of a colonial state built upon S’ólh Téméwx.” (Harris)

An Elder from Kwikwetlem First Nation willl also present. Tickets for Cineplex shows: allnationsfilms.eventbrite.ca $18 All-access Pass; $10 adult; $6 youth/kids    

60mins

All Our Father’s Relations

ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS tells the story of the Grant siblings who journey from Vancouver to China in an attempt to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother. Raised primarily in the traditions of the Musqueam people, the Grant family and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Aboriginal peoples today and in the past. A Q & A will follow the film screening discussing crosscultural dialogue between Asian-Canadian and Coast Salish Peoples. Our Fathers Relations| 2016 | Alejandro Yoshizawa, Sarah Ling | Vancouver.  Tickets for Cineplex shows: allnationsfilms.eventbrite.ca $18 All-access Pass; $10 adult; $6 youth/kids

90mins

INDIGENOUS FILMS AT SILVERCITY!

Tickets: allnationsfilms.eventbrite.ca $18 Pass; $10 adult; $6 youth/kids

Silvercity Cineplex Coquitlam 170 Schoolhouse

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show – Elementary Schools

Join some of the creators in-person! from this award-winning program, directed by Loretta Todd. Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show is an adventures-in-science series that encourages youth to explore the fascinating world of science – from an Indigenous perspective. This is FUN scientific investigation that brings our beautiful and complex universe alive. facebook.com/CoyoteScience

60mins

Silvercity Cineplex Coquitlam 170 Schoolhouse

Back to the Source / Dene A Journey – Secondary Schools

The land is calling Eugene Boulanger home, so he leaves Vancouver for Tulita (Dene/Northwest Territories) for a visit and a chance to go hunting with his uncles in the Sahtu Mountains. Eugene finds the experience so refreshing, he begins to wonder if moving home holds more importance than his life in the south. Follow young people undertaking discovering their traditional Dene language and culture! With special guest Justin Bige, a Dene youth living in Kwantlen Territory, sharing his reflections as a Dene youth living in Metro Vancouver. 

60mins

Silvercity Cineplex Coquitlam 170 Schoolhouse

Elder in the Making

ELDER IN THE MAKING + Short film: Dancing the Space Inbetween

A documentary about an Blackfoot and a newcomer as they go on soul-searching trip together across Treaty 7 territory. Elder in the Making explores the forces of history large and small that has led us to where we are now. It is an invitation for you to connect with a rich and diverse aboriginal culture that has much to share about our home and about our relationship with the land.The film is only a small start on a long road of reconciliation.

SHORT: Dancing the Space Inbetween is powwow dancer Lacy Morin-Desjarlais and Michele Sereda’s tribute to residential school children lost. (8min)

Tickets for Cineplex shows: allnationsfilms.eventbrite.ca $18 All-access Pass; $10 adult; $6 youth/kids

45mins

The Sun at Midnight

WITH APPEARANCE BY DUANE HOWARD  Filmed at the Arctic Circle, the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run. Devery Jacobs received a Whistler Film Fest Best Actor Award for her role in this film, alongside Duane Howard, which was set in Gwich’in Territory. Duane Howard, in-person appearance! When millions of people see actor Duane Howard play ‘Elk Dog’, the lead native warrior in 20th Century Fox’s mammoth film The Revenant, chances are that they will marvel at how such a riveting actor came out of nowhere. But Duane did not come out of nowhere; he was born in Nuu-chah-nulth territory and spent many years struggling on his journey, and spent years in film. Learn more about the film and his story! Tickets for Cineplex shows: allnationsfilms.eventbrite.ca $18 All-access Pass; $10 adult; $6 youth/kids

45mins

Silvercity Cineplex Coquitlam 170 Schoolhouse

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

Join us for the largest National Aboriginal Day festivities ever held in the TriCity! Festival Stations & Free Activities Food tent | serving complimentary community feast, plus extras for sale, including bannock Coast Salish Plant Walk & Plant Sale | Senaqwila (Squamish) & Gray Orion (Fresh Roots) Cedar Weaving with Todd DeVries (Haida) | Friendship Cedar Cordage Bracelet - learn a little bit about weaving and peoples connection to the cedar tree. Community Nature Wall w Brandon Gabriel (Kwantlen) | Paint a small section for our new Coast Salish garden nature wall. Facilitated by Brandon Gabriel- Kwelexwecten, a mixed media artist with a background in cultural anthropology, visual arts and marketing. Born and raised on the Kwantlen First Nation. Virtual Reality Tipi | Be immersed in virtual reality with a selection of VR productions (final selection subject to change): Highway of Tears - CBC’s first virtual reality doc Highway of Tears, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson. #StandingRock - witness the bravery of water protectors defending Standing Rock in “Black Snake in Sacred Waters.” Trudeau visit to FN reserve - experience Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Shoal Lake 40, a First Nation with no access to clear water. Storytelling Tipi | Rest your body as your mind goes on a storytelling journey. Photo Booth | Snap a picture and upload it using hashtags #AllNations2017 or tag us @AllNationsFest on Twitter and Facebook. Coast Salish drawings with Tasha Faye Evans | Take a minute to colour Coast Salish drawings while you receive an invitation to the Welcome Post Gateway project in Port Moody thru 2017. Learn about the history of the land and the First Peoples of Port Moody.

Suwa’lkh School & Park (1432 Brunette @ Schoolhouse)

Live Festival Stage

Our live festival stage features touring and emerging Indigenous musicians, DJs, and dancers from 4-9pm. Bring your friends!   SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS One of the hottest new Indigenous acts on the westcoast featuring “Young D” and “Yung Trybez,” new album highlights their collective experience of growing up on the rez. Their creative talents and insightful lyrics address oppression, resurgence, mental health, healing and unity. WAYNE LAVALLEE Wayne, from the Métis Nation of St. Laurent, Manitoba, was nominated for a 2010 Juno for Aboriginal Album of the Year, after a previous nomination in 2005 for ‘Green Dress,’ which won the Cdn Aboriginal Music Award for Album of the Year. Wayne has been featured on CBC Music, highlighting his 2009 album ‘Trail of Tears’ which earned him international recognition. artists.cbcmusic.ca/artist/11733 CHILDREN OF TAKAYA Founded by Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George, they combine song, dance and storytelling into a performance of Coast Salish culture. This multi-generational dance group has travelled internationally performing to tell their stories and express Coast Salish culture and history. video: bit.ly/TakayaDancers DJ MUKLUK Hailing from Daka Dene (Wet’suwet’en) mixing Indigenous EDM beats and rhythms from house to hiphop. DONNA JACOB Elder from the Stat’limc Territories (R) has practiced Lil’wat hand drumming for many years and passes this tradition on.

5hrs

Community Feast

Join us for a complimentary Community Feast. Served at 5:30-6:30pm.

60mins

3rd Biannual All Nations Festival Guide

This year’s Festival features 5 days of exceptional programming in and around the traditional and shared territory of the Kwikwetlem and Coast Salish Peoples. We feature Indigenous authors, musicians, filmmakers, stortytellers, artisans, plus delicious foods and educational displays. For all ages and all cultures!

School District No. 43 Aboriginal Education delivers the 3rd Biannual All Nations Festival as a collaborative community development initiative with organisations and Indigenous artists from Kwikwetlem, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo and from across Turtle Island. All Nations celebrates traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts, languages, and cultures, and connects ideas and issues between families, neighbours, and communities.

VENUES

The 3rd Biannual All Nations Festival is hosted in the traditional and shared territory of the Kwikwetlem and Coast Salish Peoples.

Suwa'lkh School & Park, Coquitlam / City Centre Library / Silvercity Cineplex Coquitlam

Suwa'lkh School & Park
1432 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam ///

Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam ///

SilverCity Cineplex Coquitlam
170 Schoolhouse St, Coquitlam ///

Festival Partners

Thank you to our festival partners!