Our second year presenting a 4-day community festival and market supporting local artisans, artists, and performing artists with a focus on local Indigenous Peoples. We are also extending invitations to our non-Indigenous friends and neighbours in the inner-city to celebrate the creative talent and sharing and dialogue opportunities.Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement (ALIVE) in partnership with W2 Community Media Arts Society and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Woodward’s Winter Aboriginal Market.Supported by RayCam Community Centre, Inner-city Economic Strategy, Hastings Crossing BIA, BC Government & Services Employees Union, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF), and City of Vancouver’s Local Area Planning Process
*subject to change
Daily: Aboriginal Artisan Market, 11am-8pm
Daily: Urban Screens NFB Winter Film Classics, 8am-10pm on the Atrium’s videoscreens
winter classics from the video vaults of the NFB.
Daily: Baking & Canning Workshops: Join us on Sunday in the cafe with Zoe and Karen to learn about making Christmas preserves and holiday baking. The cost is just $10-20 (sliding scale) for supplies and you get to leave with the delicious treats you make.
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Wednesday, Dec 12: 7-9pm, HipHop Bingo featuring prizes and your cohosts JB The First Lady and Ostwelve
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Thursday, Dec 13: 8pm, An Intimate Winter Evening with George Leach & guests. 19+ Combine one of Turtle Island’s premiere blues musicians, with an evening of beer tasting (courtesy of Scandal Brewing, Cariboo Brewing, and Pacific Western Brewing Company)
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Friday, Dec 14: The Edward Curtis Project – Reading, 7pm, with hot chocolate & treats.
Marie Clements Playwright’s Reading of ‘The Edward Curtis Project’ in advance of its Production
at the National Arts Centre in Spring 2013. The work is based on the original production
commissioned and produced by Presentation House Theatre.
In 1930, photographer Edward Curtis’ landmark series, The North American Indian, recorded
for posterity what he termed a “vanishing people”. Decades later, Metis/Dene playwright Marie
Clements and Canadian documentary photographer Rita Leistner went in search of those
same First Nations peoples and communities. Their three-year journey has become a visually
stunning, thought-provoking drama. Present-day Aboriginal journalist Angelina – traumatized by
chronicling the freezing death of three Native children – interacts with Curtis’ photo images and
the controversial man himself, questioning the ethics of her work and assessing the collateral
damage of being a witness.
Marie Clements, is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, performer, director, and producer,
and is Simon Fraser University’s Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence for Fall-Winter
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Friday, Dec 14: 2nd Annual Holiday Hustle, Doors 9:30pm
Some of Vancouver’s most celebrated electronic musicians and bands come together for this
Beatroute Magazine fundraiser for W2 Community Media Arts Society. Lots going on including
photo booth, artisan market, with performances by: Mandai, Vandettas, Bastet, Cherchez La
Femme, Drugzndreamz, Frank Grimes, Andrew Van Hassel, Krusha vs Expendable Youth,
Willisist vs Dubconscious, Woodhead, The Librarian vs Self Evident, HxdB vs Cure. $15
advance, low-income DTES residnets receive discounted entry by calling 604-689-9896.
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: Lifeskills’ PHS DTES Market is taking place adjacent to the Market, 12-5pm
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Saturday, Dec 15: VIMAF presents Charlie Zone feature film with short, 7-9pm.
Sunday, Dec 16: VIMAF Children’s Program in the NFB Studio Cinema, 12-2pm
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||Sunday, Dec 16: Community Carolling, 4-5pm with complimentary hot chocolate, cider and
Friends and family members of Georgina Faith Papin gathered to honor her memory at Crab Park on Tuesday Sept 21, 2010
Georgina Faith Papin
March 11, 1964 – March 21, 1999
Internment on September 25, 2010 at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows
To be buried next to her mother Maggie Alice Papin
Georgina was a woman who cherished her Native identity. Having two given names of “Little Feather and “Red Road Woman”, she arranged the naming ceremony for her oldest daughter, Kristina, in the summer of 1998. She was also a pow wow dancer. Her strongest passion was saved for her 7 children, which she was very active in their lives. She was an advocate, working with both elders and inmates. Georgina was president of the Native Sisterhood at BCCW. Georgina was important to any community she was part of, leaving a legacy of honest sincerity. Giving, supporting, kindness made up her personality, where friendship was important, and keeping a strong sense of integrity.
September 21, 2010, Crab Park, Vancouver, British Columbia
Opening Prayer: Audrey Rivers – Squamish Nation
Dorothy Visser – Saddlelake First Nation
Opening Drum/Song: Buffalo Spirit Drummers Group
C.J. Julien with Old Hands
Speakers: Cynthia Cardinal
Kristina Bateman Papin
Maggie De Vries – Sister to Sarah De Vries
Sandra Ganon – Sister to Janet Gail Henry
Troy Boen ( son of Yvonne Boen – “The Denied 20”
Mabel Todd – Elder for Walk4Justice
Open Mic: Honour the memory of Georgina Faith Papin
Closing Prayer: To Be Announced
Acknowledgement: Amnesty International – Don Wright, Gloria Larocque, Battered Women’s Support Services, Marlene George, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
Below is a photo and video of Christina Cardinal (sister of Georgina Papin) speaking
Kristina Bateman Papin – oldest daughter of Georgina Papin
The Downtown Eastside Smudge ceremony came to be through a vision and has been carried out by a very dedicated group of women. The Aboriginal Women’s Working Group is made up of traditional ceremonial women and men that work within organisations in the helping field. Over the past two times the smudge was carried out WAVAW took the lead to help with the organising of the ceremony, the working group has many partners and this year we are proud to say that the Pacific Association of First Nations Women is taking the lead with the organising. These women are taking leadership with the help of our men to bring this ceremony to the people to pray for the healing of the world and to bring an end to violence against women beginning with mother earth.
Each direction will have a youth to lead the way bearing the sacred flag, a traditional firekeeper bearing medicines to cleanse the sacred mother earth, one ceremonial man and women of each of the sacred races in the east yellow, the south black, in the west red, and north white. Also in each direction there will be four aboriginal ceremonial women and four aboriginal ceremonial men. These people are all known to the people as our helpers and healers. The drummers are also in ceremony and a sundance drum is used. The traditional people of these territories have given permission to do this work and all protocol of ceremony is followed for the entire ceremony from the first offering of tobacco to the closing.
Below are photos of the DTES Smudge Ceremony from an aerial view perspective
Below is a video of Sacred Races in the west Red marching to Main Street in DTES Smudge Ceremony 2010 in Vancouver
This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video or for additional footage, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilms
Below is a photo of Jenny Kwan, MLA
***Additional photo and video footage of this event is available upon request***
Below are photos taken by Hugh Lampkin at National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Oppenheimer Park
Below is Rockin’ Randy giving a Big Smile