THIS IS A CALL IN! A TEACH-IN! AN INVITATION TO STAND WITH US!
GET UP, STAND UP, AND SPEAK UP FOR THE LAND AND WATER
Join us in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en and Unist’ot’en Nations.
Fundraiser, teach in, and evening of exciting and powerful performances in support of Land Defenders, Mother Earth and Waters.
Proceeds go to Wet’suwet’en Legal Fees and Winterization Needs.
Time: Jan 30th – 8pm-12am
Location: The Beaver – 1192 Queen St W, Toronto
Line up includes:
Rosary Spence is a Cree woman from Fort Albany First Nation, an isolated community on the western shores of James Bay in northern Ontario. Spence is a celebrated Indigenous singer, song composer, and performing artist. Her newest release titled Maskawasiwin, is an album infused with acoustic rhythms, Indigenous fusions, and urban beats. Off of the stage, she is a proud First Nations cultural workshop facilitator and designer.
Aqqalu Berthelsen, better known as Uyarakq, is a greenlandic electronic musician/producer and DJ. His musical background varies from metal to funk which he played with a passion in his youth in Greenland and Denmark. He’s now a prominent igloo music producer, which is a variant of house music, and makes hip hop beats for rappers from all around the world. He, alongside the greenlandic rapper Peand-eL, was nominated for Nordic Councils Music Prize in 2016 for the collaborative work, Kunngiitsuuffik. He’s also known for producing Tarraks debut album, which became a big hit in Greenland. He’s right now residing in Inari, Northern Finland.
CAMILA DIAZ VARELA
Camila Diaz-Varela is a Latinx performing artist and singer-songwriter. With a grooving folk-funk sound and poetic lyrics, her music honours her roots in Tkaronto, Halifax, and Mexico City and weaves possible futures that cross imaginary borders.
Briskool is a diverse multi media artist, educator, emcee, proud member of Wikwemikong Unceded First nation, part time resident of Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton )& actively endorses Indigenous liberation from Turtle Island to Palestine. Bri’s most recent music project was written, directed and filmed entirely by women. The short track & film, “City Lights” brings light to the true story of our Women around Amiskwaciwaskahikan/ Edmonton and the forces of violence that they face and overcome. She channels her creative energy into activism and organizing. Her experience includes fundraising for movements such as the Indigenous midwifery clinic at Standing rock, mobilizing boycotts, and organizing Block parties in the inner city where she grew up. Her beadworks found its way to artists such as Emcee Melle Mel & Yasiin Bey. Zaagidwin Pane, Love always.
Wolfaz is a visual artist based in Toronto. She is Haudenosaunee from Six Nations. Wolfaz creates with various mediums; Traditional crafts, mixed media, welding, painting and drawing. However, her preferred medium is spray paint and markers. She specializes in anime style indigenous characters but is still developing her own unique traditional style. Wolfaz draws inspiration from teachings, animals, and having a point to communicate. She uses her art as a part of her voice. You can find her work on instagram @wolfaz — has something to say.
Olson Crow is a 2Spirit Mohawk student at Ryerson Univeristy. Olson currently sits as the Nations 2Spirit/Transgender representative for the Canadians Federation of Students, an organization represting over 650,000 students across Canada. Olson is also the executive of student affairs at the Ryerson Indigenous Students Association and is passionate about Indigenizing Queer and Trans spaces. When they aren’t doing politics they work as a gender educator. In their free time catch them watching every documentary about a cult ever made or trying all the soup restaurants in a 5km radius.
Is a stand up comedian from Toronto who is known for her wild and often described, “Zany”, stories. She is the producer and host of Toronto’s sold out show SHADE, short, and full of rage.
Besides hosting and producing multiple shows across the city, Anasimone has also opened for Elvira Kurt, Baron Vaughn, Aparna Nancherla, Emily Heller, DeAnne Smith, Chanty Marostica, and Sam Jay to name a few.
Anasimone has also been a part of JFL42, the Toronto Fringe Festival, the 420 Comedy Festival, as well as produced the SHADE Festival.
& SPECIAL GUESTS TBA! STAY TUNED!
Poster designed by Artie K. Martin and Image design by Ehab Arafeh