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Video: Native North America

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art was pleased to present Native North America, a special event that brought forward an underrepresented but key and complex aspect of Canadian cultural heritage. This evening of performance, discussion and film featured legendary musician Shingoose (Curtis Jones), David McLeod from NCI FM, – The Spirit of Manitoba, and Vancouver-based music historian and producer Kevin “Sipreano” Howes.

NNA V1 is a music compilation of Aboriginal folk, rock and country from 1966-1985 produced by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes and released in late 2014 by Light in The Attic Records. This event expanded on the historical context outlined in this important compilation through conversation, audio, and films from this decisive era. Local musician Shingoose will perform as well as participate in a public discussion with David McLeod. Two National Film Board documentaries will be screened: The Paradox of Norval Morrisseau, on the artwork and life of Norval Morrisseau, and The Other Side of the Ledger, a critical examination of the Hudson Bay’s treatment of Aboriginal peoples. Kevin “Sipreano” Howes will be present to introduce the evening as well as to play music from the compilation.