June 2020
Celebrate Indigenous People's Awareness Month
Public Virtual Programming
Although the conditions are not ideal to celebrate Indigenous People's Month in person this year, Indigenous Relations and Inclusion, City of Thunder Bay is fortunate to have a creative and dedicated circle of partners to help make this month a memorable one. Together with our partners and co-sponsors, we are proud to offer the city and region free online opportunities this month and beyond that educate, entertain and engage.

Throughout this week and into next we have a great line-up for all to enjoy (co-hosted by Thunder Bay Public Library, Red Sky Performance, National Film Board of Canada). We invite you to take the time to explore what is available, and we look forward to seeing you in the virtual crowds!
Friday, June 19th, 2020
2 pm EST (Eastern Time)
Mistatim Gallops Across Canada

Out of the gate on June 19th, 2020, the fast-paced horse named Mistatim will trot, gallop, and fly from one end of the country to the other on this digital tour. Following the performance, and join in for a Social Round Up in the chat room with artists Falciony Patino Cruz, Wahsonti:io Kirby, Benjamin Thomas, and associate director, Carlos Rivera. FREE for all ages and ideal for children from 6 – 12 years, parents, teachers, presenters, and all audiences.
Saturday, June 20th, 2020
2 pm EST (Eastern Time)
Wisdom Keeper Series
"Watch Party"
Due to its popularity online, streaming of the recording of this special 90-minute event that was held on May 20 will be FREE to view. Join the "watch party" of this essential REDTalk featuring Senator Murray Sinclair, author Lee Maracle, and artistic director and moderator Sandra Laronde as they delve into the pandemic and the meaning of wisdom.
Sunday, June 21st, 2020
2 pm EST (Eastern Time)
Imposed limitations have always been a source of great innovation and ingenuity. How do we push through our limitations, go beyond our comfort zones, and navigate through a time of lock-down? How do we move from thinking outside of the box to thinking and doing inside of the circle? What does this even mean?
Join performers and cirque artists online as they perform within unbelievable restrictions. You'll see some of the most beautiful, breathtaking excerpts from Red Sky Performance’s repertoire followed by a REDTalk with our artistic director Sandra Laronde, and performers Jinny Jacinto and Samantha Halas.
Sunday, June 21st, 2020
2 pm EST (Eastern Time)
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up - Film Screening & Panel
Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, this 2019 award-winning documentary follows the family of the late Colten Boushie, a young Cree man fatally shot in a Saskatchewan farmyard, as they demand justice from Canada’s legal system. Hubbard weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous childr en can live safely on their homelands. Followed by a panel discussion with special guests Jade Brown-Tootoosis and Mylan Tootoosis.