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National Indigenous Peoples Day at Sled Island 2018

Sled Island is excited to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday, June 21 with all-day programming at Arts Commons and an evening show at Commonwealth Bar & Stage.

Join us and partners IRIM, Drum Beat, imagineNATIVE, Treaty 7 Film Collective and Arts Commons for a Mini Pow Wow at 11:30am at Arts Commons. At 1:00pm, there will be a Rhythm of the People workshop with Sled Island 2018 artists Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce (pictured), who will present a talk, conduct a writing workshop and give a mini-performance. At 5:00pm, catch the imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour, featuring shorts made by Indigenous filmmakers from across the country. All of these events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Sled Island 2018 Schedule Announced (With New Lineup Additions!)

The time has finally come! The full Sled Island 2018 schedule is here. Start planning the five best days of your entire freakin' life with all the what, when and where there is to know about Sled Island.

Today's announcement also includes new artist announcements including R&B sensation Kari Faux (pictured) and noise rock gods Cherubs, plus Sled Island Block Party performers Will Clarke and Dillon Nathaniel (who will also perform later on Saturday, June 23 in a special B2B set at the HiFi Club). Other new Block Party acts include B*les & The Suede, BB Mars, Magic & Johnson and Selci, all of whom join previously announced performers Symfan, Strangerfamiliarjosh pan and Harrison Brome.

Also added today are indie rockers nêhiyawak, blues rock powerhouse Bebe Buckskin, roots rattlers Cold Water and the stoner stomp of Gone Cosmic. Rounding things out are electronic entertainers Carissa Gem, HUNDRED% (Yung Nino + DJ C-Sik), OAKK and OpenEnd.

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Sled Island 2018 Special Events and Conference Programming Announced

Sled Island is thrilled to unveil this year's lineup of Special Events and Conference programming.

New activities under the Special Events heading include a partnership with IRIM, Drum Beat and Arts Commons for a series of events in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, featuring a Mini Pow Wow, a Rhythm of the People workshop co-led by Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) and Mob Bounce, as well as an imagineNATIVE shorts package (outlined in our Film lineup). Look for more information on Sled Island's National Indigenous Peoples Day programming next week.

Another addition to the Special Events portion of Sled Island is a weekend of fun and learning at the Memorial Park Library, where music-lovers of all ages are invited to take music lessons and jam with fellow festival attendees.

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