Engage for Change

Community Calendar

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Welcome to the Engage for Change Community Events Calendar! Members of the community are invited to submit upcoming Indigenous cultural events using the “Add Event” link in the right-hand menu. Submitted events will be reviewed for clarity and content by a site administrator and posted publicly on the calendar.

Although this calendar is managed by City of Kingston staff these events are not run by the City of Kingston unless expressly indicated.

Any questions about individual events should be directed to the event organizers. Those submitting events should keep this in mind when providing the information for your event.

We are grateful for the opportunity to share and facilitate this digital space for the community!

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Upcoming Community Events

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (All day) to Monday, 8 March 2021 (All day)

MNO’s Métis Child, Youth and Family Services Project

Calling all MNO Citizens in Regions 2 – 9 - Community Engagement Sessions in 2021
Registration deadline extended (see below)

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 (All day) to Monday, 5 April 2021 (All day)

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is offering an eight-week Diabetes Education series with Kelvin Pang, Registered Dietitian from the Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre. The workshop will begin on February 17, 2021 and conclude the week of April 5, 2021.

This education series will be offered virtually through the Zoom platform and will feature interactive diabetes education sessions such as:

Monday, 22 February 2021 (All day) to Thursday, 25 February 2021 (All day)

Kitchen Table Talk on Autism for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Youth and Caregivers

Monday, 22 February 2021 (All day) to Sunday, 28 February 2021 (All day)

Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space presents Indigenous Films Online
Available from Monday, February 22 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

Friday, 26 February 2021 (All day)

BEANS FILM PREMIERE: KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
Livestream Q+A starts at 8:40 pm
Director: Tracey Deer
Featuring: Kiawentiio, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Jewel Alexis
Language: English
Runtime: 92 minutes
Rating: most audiences; racialized violence, implied sexual violence

Sunday, 28 February 2021 (All day)

SPIRIT BEAR AND CHILDREN MAKE HISTORY FILM PREMIERE: KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake' (Good Minds Program) presents Teachings of the Big Fire
with Jamie Jacobs via Zoom
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6 - 9 PM
Topics:
-Origin of Katsistohwanen
-Unification of the ceremonial fires
-Three principles to be maintained - four sacred ceremonies, unification of the people, and welfare of elders
About Jamie Jacobs, Tonawanda Seneca, Turtle Clan:

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 (All day)

CALL ME HUMAN/JE M’APPELLE HUMAIN FILM PREMIERE: KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm
Livestream Q+A starts at 7:30 pm
Director: Kim O’Bomsawin
Language: French and Innu subtitled in English
Runtime: 78 minutes
Rating: all audiences
Films premiere at a set time and are followed by a livestream Q+A. If you miss the premiere, you can still watch the movie (and a recording of the Q+A) anytime until the end of the festival!

Thursday, 4 March 2021 (All day)

RESTLESS RIVER FILM PREMIERE: KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 pm
Livestream Q+A starts at 8:45 pm
Director: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Featuring: Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Mark Antony Krupa
Language: Inuktitut, English, French subtitled in English
Runtime: 98 minutes
Rating: most audiences; sexual violence

Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

TWIN FLAMES is the husband and wife duo of Chelsey June, who is Métis (Algonquin Cree), from Ottawa, and Jaaji, who is Inuk and Mohawk, from Nunavik. TWIN FLAMES' music blends both First Nations and Inuit music with folk rock. They have just released their newest album, Omen (2020), their third album since 2015.Since joining together, both professionally and as spouses, TWIN FLAMES has been nominated for 24 awards, winning two Canadian Folk Music Awards, three Native American Music Awards and one Indigenous Music Award.