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Aztlan Underground // Victor E of El Vuh & more

"REZilliance" - an Urban Aboriginal Arts summer project celebrating 20 years after Oka

Friday July 9 2010

Venue: W2 Storyeum, 151 W Cordova
Address: W2
Cost: $8

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W2 presents a kick off to "REZilliance" - an Urban Aboriginal Arts summer project with a special multimedia event recognizing Oka's 20th anniversary with live music, DJs, and VJs.

AZTLAN UNDERGROUND performing live direct from East Los Angeles. Check them out here and get inspired by their decade long inspiring journey of musical empowerment. (Including playing Mexico City with Rage Against the Machine!)

With special guests:

( a cultural presentation of songs and dances from the Squamish and Nisga’a Nations - Coast Salish Territory)

and local DJs

DOORS 10pm with Djs, live music at 12, then more DJs.
TICKETS $8 door.

Presented in honour of two 20th Anniversaries: the Oka standoff as well as the Under the Volcano Festival (taking place Aug 8). Aztlan Underground was first presented in Canada by UTV. Aztlan's most famous lyrics tell it all: "We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us."

and THEN...

On the following Sunday:

20th Anniversary of Oka Panel Discussion & Film Screening
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 6pm dinner, 7-9:30pm. By donation.
Film: Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin (120 min), Speakers TBA.
Presented in association with the National Film Board of Canada - Pacific Region.

On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle and one that sparked a new period of native resistance and new alliances between Canadians and First Nations.


If you are interested in urban aboriginal culture, check out:

July 30 to September 5, 2010
W2 Storyeum, 151 W Cordova
Opening Reception: Friday, July 30, 2010, 8pm.
This exhibition from Coast Salish-based Aboriginal Artists tells the story of cultural, political and social revival and resilience. Through visual and media arts, readings and live performance, colonial policies and practices are challenged. Predominantly a younger population, a majority of urban Aboriginal People find the ‘Urban rez’ to be 'home' and are making and keeping their cultural identity strong. This survey exhibition presents various perspectives from emerging and senior artists using traditional and new technologies.


Juried exhibition ~ Call for Artwork
W2 invites submissions to “Reziliance”. Deadline for submitting works electronically or in-person for jury consideration: July 26, 10am-5pm, 151 West Cordova. There is no submission fee. Works of any media and any size will be considered for exhibition and sale. The artist retains 70% of the sale price of all works sold. Email for information.


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