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 Indigenous Resilience in Music, Drum Beat, imagineNATIVE, Treaty 7 Film Collective, CBC Calgary and Arts Commons for a day of events at Arts Commons, beginning with a Mini Pow Wow at 11:30am. At 1:00pm, there will be a Rhythm of the People workshop with Sled Island 2018 artists Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce, 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.
Finally, end your evening with a bang courtesy of a stacked lineup at Commonwealth presented by Indigenous Resilience in Music, Drum Beat and CBC Calgary. Lido Pimienta, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce are performing on the main level, and Chief n’ Council, Bebe Buckskin and Lucid 44 are rocking the basement. Sled Island passes grant entry until the venue reaches capacity. Advance tickets are also available.