Open blessing by Grandmother Irene and keynote remarks by Prof. Priscilla Settee: 6 PM
Performance by Thirza Cuthand: 7 PM
Meeting ID: 886 0931 2617
FREE FOOD opens Thursday October 13 with a performance of The Future Is So Bright by Thirza Cuthand. Through her performance, Cuthand contemplates love and having Indigenous babies in a future where food security is threatened by climate change and political inequalities. The opening can be accessed in person and via zoom livestreams.
Thirza Cuthand lives on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. She comes from Little Pine First Nation which is a signatory to Treaty Six. Treaty Six territory is the home of the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Ojibwe and Métis people. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, Queer identity and love, and Indigeneity, which have screened in festivals internationally, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Frameline in San Francisco, Outfest in Los Angeles, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Her work has also exhibited at galleries including the Mendel in Saskatoon, The National Gallery in Ottawa, and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis
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- Proof of vaccination and ID will be required only during the vernissage.
- Masks must be worn indoors and are encouraged at outdoor events.
- Please maintain social distancing with those outside your household.
- Please do not visit if you’ve been experiencing, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID symptoms.