After I dropped off Ashley and Jacob off at the airport on March 3rd I had to rush on over to The Rivoli because Derek Miller wass playing and I knew it would be a great show. It’s awesome to hang out with Native people in the city and that night was no exception. It was a collection of cool cats listening to some good music.
This is what gold level status at Royal York gets you … Veuve!
Joseph Boyden et moi. Big ups to Hiro Chavez for colour correcting this iPhone image.
Friday morning and I got to pick up Joseph Boyden (Giller Prize Award winning author), York University alumnus, and invited guest speaker for the workshops for the Aboriginal Awareness Days. He was super cool and did a great job talking to the students about his writing and we even all got into a great discussion about identity politics. It was a tough day at work getting paid to hang out with Mr. Boyden all day long.
Head dancer Deanne Hupfield.
Photos by Rob Lackie.
Hoka. Saturday morning, March 5th, was the actual pow-wow at York University and it was so awesome. There is nothing like being able to walk across campus and see Native people surround you. Hearing the drum beats and watching the dancers go was a beautiful scene. It was really well attended and I felt that the community very much enjoyed the day. We had a fancy feast after the day completed in the Underground. Thank you to everyone who came out, volunteered, set up vendor booths and participated! I am so excited for next year’s event, I already have a thousand and one ideas …