The Astam Series
Mamaweyas Collective presents the first event of the Astam series! March 31st, 2012 - National Aboriginal Languages Day Atomic Centre, 167 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg Event One: Panel Discussion Astam, cikâstêpicihkana âcimowin ohci (Come, for film talk!) With emphasis on film and video, this panel discussion with local filmmakers, curators and academics, will address the role of art in rekindling the spirit of language. Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm Admission: FREE Event Two: Music, Film + Art Astam, kîkwân wîhtamowak (Come, they are telling something) This is a multi-disciplinary showcase, celebrating the Cree language through musical (Cellist ~ Cris Derksen, Opera Singer ~ Rhonda Head, Flautist ~ Jessica McMann) collaboration, film screenings and art installation. Time: 8:00pm Admission: $3 (Suggested) In the Cree language, mamaweyas translates to “altogether, as a group”. The Mamaweyas Collective is a group of Aboriginal artists whose mission is to host and facilitate arts events that emphasize and celebrate the Cree language.
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