What is Myth and Medium You Ask?… Well, Sit Down and Lend Me Your Eyes.

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Myth and Medium is an exploration of First Nation (FN) and Inuit stories and the many ways one can celebrate them. Visual and performance art, as well as storytelling, has always been a very important part of FN and Inuit cultures, used to communicate with each other as well as the natural and spiritual worlds that surround us. FN and Inuit objects and actions are not utilitarian, rather, they symbolize powerful legends, myths, and history. These people of the land are powerful storytellers in their own right, who are slowly regaining their strength that has been tampered, even destroyed, with the arrival of european of settlers. By investing time, interest, and support, we all can create a vibrant and healthy environment where we can celebrate the rich culture of FN and Inuit people.  I was lucky enough to join in on this fantastic celebration. The goal of this gathering was to explore the saying- We have a story to tell 

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Photo above: Myself, Georgette, and Elder Percy Henry at one of the Lectures (I am completely in my happy place- soaking up all the amazing information!)

FN and Inuit culture is not dead. Trust me, it is very much alive, but not like the “old days”. I admire and respect the elders that went through residential school, and the drastic changes of their livelihoods, and send healing thoughts their way. I am excited for the youth, who are given the opportunity to turn back to their elders, to gain a better understanding of their culture, and I send strength and clarity their way, as youth (not just FN and Inuit, but youth of all cultures) are faced with many obstacles to overcome, like drug and alcohol abuse. It is this community of young and old, wise and innocent, this mixture of new and old that will help FN and Inuit communities Canada-wide heal. I am no expert in these matters, this is merely my intrinsic feeling about the situation. 

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Photo above: Myself and Elder Victor Henry, having one last dance at the Traditional Feast

This week of lectures, activities, film screenings, performances, and workshops open to everyone was held in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. And I was lucky enough for it to land on my reading week break! Thank you universe for gifting me such a wonderful week with so many amazing people.

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Photo above: Han singers and dancers take to the floor to amaze us with wonderful song and dance. (My favourite was the Grandmother song)

Mahsi Cho (Thank You)  to all the organizers for hosting such an amazing gathering!

Stay tuned for more posts about this wonderful gathering !

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Artist Feature: Jeremy Sundhal AKA Buck Savage

So I’m trying something new,

As an artist- promoting oneself can be a challenge and a little help here and there can make a big difference. 

This guy would really appreciate some votes via indiloop – so why don’t you stroll on over, take a listen, and click VOTE? 

Please take the time to vote for Jeremy’s remix here http://www.indiloop.com/listen/52eff8c8e382d39765023633

 

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Here is a quick bio: 

My name is Jeremy AKA Buck savage and I am a 19 year old producer/dj hailing from Vanderhoof, British Columbia. My favorite thing to do is make computer music with dark vibes. You can check out my music on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/bucksavage

Here is Jeremy’s face.

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This is what he creates.

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And this is my favourite song of his.

https://soundcloud.com/bucksavage/atlantia-original-mix

 

Spread the GOOD KARMA! 

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Soundtrack Of The Kid…. Who spends too much time on youtube…

Listen to this.

That is a command.

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xx.

 

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

I am absolutely  in love with quotes,

I had to stop mid-way writing about China to post these.

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“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
— Marilyn Monroe

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
— Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
— Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words)

“A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.”
— Marilyn Monroe

“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
— Marilyn Monroe

“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”
— Marilyn Monroe