Harbourfront Centre and City-Wide Partners Presents Planet IndigenUsToronto, ON (August 5, 2009) For ten days in August 2009, Harbourfront Centre and the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario, present Planet IndigenUs, a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing Canadian Aboriginal and international artists Indigenous to their respective corners of the world. Part of World Routes Summer Festivals presented by RBC, this festival showcases 361 artists over 10 days and honours the spirit and the contemporary realities that define Indigenous artistic expression, August 14 through August 23.To accompany the events at Harbourfront Centre and Woodland Cultural Centre, Planet IndigenUs also includes city-wide events, exhibitions, readings and more with various partners. Partnered events take place at many organizations across the Greater Toronto Area and in several locations in Brantford. This is an extremely rare opportunity for the public to connect with events and exhibitions from Aboriginal cultures from around the world. Free buses will be leaving regularly from Harbourfront Centre during festival time on a city-wide loop as well as to the beautiful grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. For more information on Partner Events, free buses and all of the Planet IndigenUs programmes, please visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call 416-973-4000. For more information about the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, please visit www.woodland-centre.on.ca. Planet IndigenUs Partner Events:The Power Plant Film: Director Sima Urale, Aug. 18. $4 - $6, thepowerplant.orgArt Gallery of Ontario Exhibition: Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World until Aug. 23, Panel Discussion: Are We Past the Age of an Aboriginal Art Show and the Urban Sasquatch Protection Network (USPN) ago.netGardiner Museum (with National Taiwan Craft Research Institute) Exhibition: Taiwanese Crafts, Aug. 14-23 gardinermuseum.on.caBata Shoe Museum Music: Brian Wright-McLeod, Dance Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m. and Exhibition: Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear batashoemuseum.ca Greater Toronto Airport Authority Installation by Frank Shebageget until Dec. 7 gtaa.comFeheley Fine Arts Exhibition: Artist Works (Sculptures), Aug. 1 to Sept. 5 feheleyfinearts.comJapanese Paper Place Artist Talk: Inuit Printmaking: 50 Years of Artic Legends and Daily Life Depicted on Paper with Lesley Boyd-Ryan and Sheila Butler, Aug. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. japanesepaperplace.comToronto Public Library Indigenous Storytelling, Film and Dance, various locations torontopubliclibrary.caMιtis Artist Collective - Exhibition and Artist Talk with Virginia Barter (at Harbourfront Centre) metisartistscollective.com Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA) Panel Discussion and Exhibition, andpva.comBravo! FACT Short films featuring Indigenous artists (at Harbourfront Centre), Aug. 14-23 bravofact.comMuseum of Inuit Art Exhibition: Inuit Sea Goddess and Public tours, Aug. 14 and 16 miamuseum.caKaha:wi Dance Theatre Dance: The only Aboriginal Dance Training Intensive in Canada, Aug. 10-23 kahawidance.org/training Fort York National Historical Site Installation/Mural: Niinwin Dabaadjmowin (We Are Talking), Aug. 15-23 toronto.ca/fortyorkOntario College of Art and Design (OCAD) Exhibition: Michael Parekowhai (New Zealand), Aug. 14-23 ocad.caRoyal Ontario Museum (ROM) Alberta First Nations Kehewin Cree Dance and Storytelling, Aug. 22 & 23, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., rom.on.caMcMichael Canadian Art Collection Exhibition: Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast and Artist Talk with David Hannan, Aug. 22 & 23, mcmichael.comImagineNATIVE Film Media Art Festival Failure to Comply: Shorts from the Underground (at Harbourfront Centre), Aug. 14, imaginenative.orgUMAC ( Urban Music Association of Canada) Partner for First Words: International Aboriginal Hip Hop Conference and Showcase (at Harbourfront centre), Aug 22, umacunited.comThe Bay Special Events: Aug 14 23 at Bloor Street and Partner for Fire and Fashion Live 2009 (at Harbourfront Centre), Aug 22, 44 Bloor Street East, Toronto, hbc.comBrant Museum and Archives (Brantford) Ongoing Exhibitions and Collections, brantmuseum.caMyrtleville House (Brantford) Childrens Camp, Aug. 23, Ph: 519-752-3216Glenhyrst Art Gallery (Brantford) Exhibitions: Reclaiming and The Ours River, Dance: Doonooch Dance Company Aug. 22, 2 p.m., glenhyrst.caChiefswood National Historic Site (Brantford) Poetry Reading, Aug. 23 2 p.m., Ph: 519-752-5005 About World Routes: A series of FREE festivals that run from July through September, World Routes presented by RBC explores ideas in contemporary culture, bringing together rich, artistic traditions from around the globe. Harbourfront Centre gratefully acknowledges the generous support for Planet IndigenUs provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund; the Ontario Ministry of Culture and the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.
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