RESILIENT ROOTS

FRI AUG 16 | TROUT LAKE PARK

jaye simpson- queering the w a t e r w a y s

5:30 PM

ESTÍQW

5:45 PM

SUNA GALAY

6 PM

EVAN DUCHARME

6:20 PM

KALLFÜMALEN – SUSSAN YÁÑEZ

6:40 PM

MADELINE TERBASKET – captíkwł is Medicine

7:20 PM

KELIYA

8:15 PM

RESILIENT ROOTS
FRIDAY, AUG 16 | TROUT LAKE PARK (2120 East 19th Avenue)
Too far inland for a village site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shores

jaye simpson- queering the w a t e r w a y s
5:30 PM

how are trans women kept from conversations around water & womanhood— how can collective dissonance towards Two Spirit folks further destroy the ways water moves through all of us?

ESTÍQW
5:45 PM

Take in the exceptional art of Estíqw | Jaz Whitford. A 2 spirit anti-professional, working as an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on decolonization and indigenous autonomy. they are a defender of the sacred and use their craft as a tool to decolonization and land sovereignty. they and their fire are from the secwepemc nation of the south central interior of so called british columbia.

SUNA GALAY
6:00 PM

Suna Galay is a Vancouver-based Indigenous visual and performance artist of mixed descent (Chipewyan, Nepalese, German and Ukrainian). She studied painting and sculpture before exploring the world of clown and performance. Her visual art practice began with an examination of cultural identity and expanded into an exploration of the human spirit’s inherent fluidity, realized through the many masks of her own character. Her goal in performance is to remind us all of our raw humanity and the validity of emotions.

Her paintings have been exhibited at Hapa-Palooza Festival, Toast Collective, and Slice of Life Gallery. She has also performed at Vancouver’s Vines Art Festival, Car Free Days, Elk Lodge, Anza Club, and Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.

EVAN DUCHARME
6:20 PM

Evan Ducharme is Metis with ancestral ties to the Cree, Ojibwe, and Saulteaux peoples, and is from the Métis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba. His work explores Metis identity and its cultural iconography, with particular focus on creating images of contemporary Indigeneity, reclamation of Indigenous sexualities, and a commitment to environmentally conscious practices.

Ducharme currently lives and creates with gratitude on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish Peoples (Vancouver, BC.)

KALLFÜMALEN – SUSSAN YÁÑEZ
6:40 PM

Descending from mixed ancestries, Kallfümalen – Sussan Yáñez, remains in a vibrant state of surrender into the present. Not the kind of surrender that gives the efforts up without working for ideals, but the kind of surrender that receives each experience as an opportunity to devote remotely to our inherent sacredness. She fervently believes that if we allow ourselves to listen to that divine inner guidance, we have the power create realities. Situating herself as a resilient single mother that is a survivor of domestic violence, colonization and intergenerational trauma, carrying blood from the oppressors and the oppressed, her life purpose is to broaden the perspectives. She envisions that, by shedding that which is no longer beneficial and reclaiming the interrelated self-sovereignty that we all carry, we can heal the wounds that have taken us to the states of destruction that we can see in our world today. Kallfü is a cultural facilitator, a multidisciplinary artist, funding her performances in sometimes improvised and others not, poetry, while also weaving in dance, storytelling and singing. She currently studies a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in the Quest University on the unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories. Her family decided to move to the province of Quebec in 2003 and as an occupant of the territories of the Iroquoian, Mi’kmaq and Mohawk nations in Montreal, she became a Canadian citizen. She was born on the Wallmapu, today politically known as Viña del Mar, in Chile, and is now learning to become an ally of the indigenous nations of the world, including her own ancestry, that was once erased from the official records, by reclaiming her indigeneity.

SARA CADEAU, CHEYENNE GARDNER and TARA LEE GARDNER – TIT’LEM KWE
7 PM

Tit’lem Means singing in Halqamalym Kwe means women in Anishnaabemowin.

Join actual and adopted sisters  Anishnaabe Sara Cadeau, Cheyenne and Tara Lee Gardner from Sto’lo territory as they share their favorite songs. Join us for social and canoe songs from the river people of the Fraser to the Buffalo and Sweetgrass people from over the mountains.

“When you smile the world smiles with you but when you sing Creator smiles on you “

MADELINE TERBASKETcaptíkwł is Medicine
7:20 PM

captíkwł is Medicine is a storytelling session made up of three traditional stories from the Okanagan. The first story is about Madeline’s last name, Terbasket. She tells the story of how her family got the name from the perspective of an old lady. The second story is about climate change. Coyote tries to defeat Dragon for starting forest fires in the valley. The third story is based on a teaching of being yourself. Coyote tries to fly like Eagle and learns the hard way to love who he is.

RAVEN JOHN
7:40 PM

Raven John, artist, involuntary comedian and two-spirit activist, is of Coast Salish and Stolo Nation decent. This Two-spirit Trickster is a BFA graduate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a major in visual art and minor in social practice and community engagement, as well as a graduate of the North West Coast Jewelry Arts program at the Native Education College. Raven is a visual artist, cultural consultant, mediator, storyteller, photographer and sculptor. A jack-of-all-trades (and master of a few), their practice covers a wide array of mediums from provocation and humor, puppet making, ceramics, dressmaking, interactive electronics and indigenous technologies. Should you wish to participate in direct action regarding Truth and Reconciliation and/or the ongoing colonization/genocide of the indigenous peoples of Canada, feel free to visit their following website to directly wire them money for coffee, comic books and/or art supplies.

KARMELLA CEN BENEDITO DE BARROS
8 PM

Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros is an Afro-Indigiqueer Nehiyaw, born and raised on the unceded, traditional and ancestral Musqueam, Squamish and  Tsleil-Waututh territories. As a young multidisciplinary artist, Karmella journeys through the exploration of various mediums including photography, film, electronic/acoustic music, soundscape, instillation, and creative writing.

KELIYA
8:15 PM

Half an hour of hip hop from the incomparable Keliya. Keliya is an innovative artist and hip hop persona who draws roots from right here on Coast Salish Territory. She is an activist and filmmaker; her current solo work speaks to Indigenous worldview, rise, voice and passion for unity and change. Through her music, she invites everyone from every background to feel what hip hop has to offer, in a new way.

INSTALLATIONS

SELINA JULES

Enjoy spectacular photography from Resilient Roots artist, Selina.

 ESTÍQW | JAZ WHITFORD

I will be crafting a set of buffalo shields to be gifted to people who give their lives to the frontlines as well as be writing some poetry/songs to honor them.

AT A GLANCE

FRI AUG 16
TROUT LAKE PARK


jaye simpson – queering the w a t e r w a y s
5:30 PM


ESTIQW
5:45 PM


SUNA GALAY
6:00 PM


EVAN DUCHARME
6:20 PM


KALLFÜMALEN – SUSSAN YÁÑEZ
6:40 PM


SARA CADEAU, CHEYENNE GARDNER, and TARA LEE GARDNER – TIT’LEM KWE
7:00 PM


MADELINE TERBASKET – captíkwł is Medicine
7:20 PM


RAVEN JOHN
7:40 PM


KARMELLA CEN BENEDITO DE BARROS
8:00 PM


KELIYA
8:15 PM


INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY)


SELINA JULES
Photography


ESTIQW | JAZ WHITFORD
Placards

Trout Lake Park

Location for 2120 East 19th Avenue.

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Vines Art Festival takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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Pandora Fieldhouse
2325 Franklin Street
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