THE OJIBWE CULTURAL FOUNDATION FEATURED IN SEASON 2 OF “FUTURE HISTORY” ON APTN

Watch for Season 2 of Future History on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN); Episode 3 REBUILD. This episode was filmed during the summer of 2018 and features a segment on the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF), M’Chigeeng, Odawa Mnis (Manitoulin Island). The segment includes an interview with Anong Beam, artist and Executive Director (OCF) and an interview with artist Barry Ace while featuring some of his work.

The REBUILD Episode 3 aired May 28, 2019. 

“Kris visits the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on M’Chigeeng First Nation, an organization that houses their own artifacts and creates projects of repatriation, education and excavation. Sarain sits down with Jesse Unapik Mike, Moriah Sallaffie and members of the Qanak Collective to discuss the importance of a political and cultural hub for this small Inuit community in Iqaluit. Kris and Sarain get their groove on with Anishnaabe DJ & Techno Pow Wow Artist Classic Roots during a youth dance and music workshop at the Barrie Native Friendship Centre.”

From Future History Website (info)

RECLAIMING OUR HISTORY > HARNESSING OUR FUTURE 

A documentary series about shifting the colonial narrative and celebrating the reclamation of indigenous knowledge and identity. Future History is co-hosted by Sarain Fox: Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Activist and Kris Nahrgang: Archaeologist, Artist, Activist. Future History follows two passionate, and polar opposite, Anishinaabe (Ojibway) hosts as they venture into communities to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous Knowledge and the movement of cultural revitalization. For generations, across North America, Indigenous People have been reeling from the devastating effects of colonialism that has left children, language, ceremony and culture at risk. But today, a movement of reclamation and revitalization is being led by Indigenous People who are harnessing Indigenous Knowledge as a way to shift the colonial paradigm and build a brighter future for the next generation. From Arts and Science to the Justice System, the resurgence of Indigenous Knowledge is stronger than ever. Future History is a journey of discovery through an Indigenous lens, a journey that will inspire and enlighten audiences of all ages.

More info on the pottery mentorship project with David Migwans featured in the segment can be viewed here.