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Going out? Hottest events in Vancouver this weekend

No reason to stay home the next couple weeks, or at least this weekend: see all the dance moves possible, or invent your own. Photo Vancouver International Dance Festival


Can you believe it’s almost March already? Now, in the meantime, while we’re waiting for that thing called Spring to begin, you can come hear what Indigenous people have to say about legitimacy of current systems of governancehave some family fun at the Family Fuse day, or check out all the coolest dance moves (even Butoh and Gitxsan dance). The Pecha Kucha night will tell you how to design an ideal city for women and girls, and you can go funk for trees. Want to discuss common business challenges and create new strategies for business growth and success? There’s a day for that, too. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite poutine - Kelly volunteered to ease your decision with her own tasting!

--- Picks selected for you by yours truly  Miraj, Evi and Kelly, and curated by Iva. Subscribe to our newsletter here



Indigenous Peoples & Democratic Politics: Strategizing Change 15 Years After RCAP (Miraj’s pick)
March 1 | 9 AM - 5 PM | 1985 West Mall at UBC | Free

It has been 15 years since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. With media headlines exposing deficient housing, undrinkable water, low rates of investment in education, and high levels of incarceration in Indigenous communities, it is time to take another look at the political relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian state.

Meanwhile facing a number of challenges due to the political, economic, and social legacies of colonialism, Indigenous peoples have demonstrated profound agency and determination in pursuing a just relationship with Canadian governments. The Idle No More movement has placed these efforts front and center and has demanded both reaction and action regarding the legitimacy of current systems of governance.

Family Fuse  (Kelly’s Pick)
Mar 2,3 | 10AM to 5PM | Vancouver Art Gallery | Free <12 / $12.50 / $17.50

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