Indigenous People’s Awareness Month Goes Virtual

Posted On Wednesday June 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting public events, Indigenous Relations and Inclusion, City of Thunder Bay, along with co-hosts Thunder Bay Public Library, Red Sky Performance and National Film Board of Canada, teamed up to provide virtual programming from June 19 to June 25.

“Although the conditions are not ideal to celebrate Indigenous People's Month in person this year, we are fortunate to have a creative and dedicated circle of partners to help make this month a memorable one,” said Regina Mandamin, Manager, Indigenous Relations and Inclusion, City of Thunder Bay. “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.”

Below is a list of the free line-up of plays, lectures and a special film screening for all to enjoy:


  • Fri, Jun 19 @ 2PM Mistatim- In this online performance, Mistatim will trot, gallop & fly across Canada followed by a Social Round Up with the cast. Ideal for children. REGISTER HERE
  • Sat, Jun 20 @ 2PM Wisdom Keeper Series- Watch as Senator Murray Sinclair, Lee Maracle, & Sandra Laronde delve into the pandemic and meaning of wisdom. WATCH HERE
  • Sun, Jun 21 @ 2PM Ziindaamagat: A Confined Space- Watch performers & cirque artists perform within unbelievable restrictions. Followed by a REDTalk with the cast. REGISTER HERE
  • Thur, Jun 25 @ 2PM nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up- This award-winning film follows the family of late Colten Boushie, a young Cree man fatally shot in Saskatchewan, as they demand justice from Canada’s legal system. Followed by a Panel Discussion with special guests Jade Brown-Tootoosis and Mylan Tootoosis. REGISTER HERE

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Contact:       Regina Mandamin, Manager, Indigenous Relations and Inclusion, City of Thunder Bay, 807-633-7266

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