Photo: 2019 Asinabka Festival Opening
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St.
Free / By Donation
Doors - 6pm
Opening Welcome - 6:30pm
Performances - 6:45pm
Film Screening - 7:30pm
Skype Q&A - 8:30pm
DJ - 8:30-10pm
Food - 6-9pm
Director - Christopher Marshall (Muscogee Creek)
Producer - Taylor Haynes (Cherokee)
Key Cast - Carol Redwing (Yankton Sioux) "McKenzie Jacobs"
Key Cast - Lovejoy Brown (Omaha) "Gwendolyn Pierce "
USA • 2020 • 1 hour • English
*Skype Q&A w/ Director and Producer following the Screening!
Gwendolyn Pierce and McKenzie Jacobs were always inseparable. That is until college and adulting stood in the way. After a year apart and unforeseen circumstances, the two girls reconvene to journey back home. Along the way, Gwen and McKenzie are forced to face their pasts and rebuild the friendship and trust they once had.
Christopher Marshall (Muscogee Creek) – Christopher attended college at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas where he first honed his skills working behind the camera. Since graduating Christopher has become a prolific videographer. When not behind the lens or sealed into an editing room, he likes to spend time with his loving, brilliant wife and their adorable son in Omaha, Nebraska.
Taylor Haynes was born in Wichita, KS and is a member of The Cherokee Nation. His love of film started from a young age, acting out movies for his parents like “Forrest Gump” and “Tombstone”. His interests continued when he enrolled at Haskell Indian Nations University and joined music and film groups like Haskell’s Stories N Motion Film Club. He went on to produce and act in 2 other feature films at Haskell alongside his friend, Christopher Marshall (Director.Writer)
Chris Rockwell is James Bay Cree and previously was resident DJ in rooms from Ottawa to Vancouver. Original crew for the early Electric PowWow events before relocating to the West Coast. Once there, he found himself performing at cocktail competitions, launch events for automobiles, and wrap parties for film productions on top of three or four residencies each week. With a knack for playing your auntie's favorite song, it would be a challenge to limit a playlist description to any one style.
Theland Kicknosway is an Indigenous youth who uses his voice to spread his message and showcase Indigenous culture. He is wolf clan from the Potawatomi and Cree Nation and is a member of Walpole Island, Bkejwanong Territory. Theland has been a fixture in the Indigenous community as a traditional singer, drummer, dancer, activist & influencer. In 2018, Theland became the youngest Indspire Laureate named for Culture, Heritage and Spirituality. His path-breaking efforts have also been mentioned in Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, and Complex. In his 18th year in the Physical World, Theland continues to shine.
Elaine Kicknosway is proud to be Swampy Cree through her biological mother and Chippewa from her biological father’s side. She is a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Northern Saskatchewan, and is Wolf Clan. She is a Sixties Scoop Survivor and returned home in late 20’s. She has been long time community advocate in the areas of child welfare, MMIW2SG, healthy families, and Indigenous women . Elaine is an Indigenous trauma informed Counsellor/ an Ontario wedding officiant, KAIROS Blanket exercise facilitator and trainer, Indigenous full spectrum doula with Aunties On The Road , a Death Doula with Blackbird Medicines, Traditional dancer, singer, drummer and carrier of ceremonial teachings.
Pupusas c/o La Villa Latina Restaurant = 2 for $10
The best Empanadas in town c/o Dunia Silva = 3 for $10
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