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Bret Parenteau “Salt Springs of Zhiishiibi-Zhiibiing”

Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard

Winnipeg, MB

In person Digital & new media Indigenous Performance

As part of the collaborated Kindred programming during Nuit Blanche Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery presents: Bret Parenteau “Salt Springs of Zhiishiibi-Zhiibiing” TWO WAYS TO WATCH NUIT BLANCHE / Saturday, September 26 1. Facebook Live-stream | 8PM CT (link: 2. Projection on WAG | 9PM – MIDNIGHT (300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB) “Zhiishiibi-Zhiibiing (pronounced “ve-sheep see-be”) which is the Ojibwe translation for ‘Duck River’ which today is known as Duck Bay Reservation. All recordings, and found sounds were taken Summer 2019 in Duck Bay, Manitoba. The album which will be performed in full and contains stories in sound. The listener will be visiting the wharf, whitefish vessels and neighbouring marshes. Hearing the tale of Father Darveau O.M.I. (seen as a windigo) mysteriously killed and found on shore. As well as joining local Metis hunters on the northwest shore of Lake Pittowinipik (Winnipegosis). The album was released by Quebec label Absurd Exposition, August 30th, 2020.” Bio: “Bret Parenteau is a sound artist from Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 Territory and Historic Métis Nation Homeland. Under the initials B.P., Parenteau has been crafting his formula of noise, field recording, sound collage & tape manipulation for the past few years. Parenteau has released a steady amount of work across Canada, US & internationally. He runs a cassette label Makade (Black) Star (formerly Male Activity from 2013-2019). Parenteau’s artwork / audio work has recently been a part of local galleries Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery & Platform Centre. Bret is currently the Marketing Coordinator at ARP Books.” About the Kindred programming: Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, is teaming up with Wall to Wall, sākihiwē festival, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery to launch and celebrate a collaborative music and art video – kindred. kindred will feature youth from #walltowallwpg’s dance and vocal performance mentorship, with a portion of the video produced by mentored youth and BNB Studios. This weaved together video will include performances by Eekwol and T-Rhyme presented by sākihiwē festival and Bret Parenteau presented by Urban Shaman Gallery. TWO WAYS TO WATCH NUIT BLANCHE / Saturday, September 26 1. Facebook Live-stream | 8PM CT (link: 2. Projection on WAG | 9PM – MIDNIGHT (300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB) The title kindred relates to “having the same belief, attitude, or feeling”, a sentiment felt throughout this collaborative partnership. kindred is also supported by Graffiti Art Programming, Synonym Art Consultation, Manitoba Music, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Miigwetch Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery acknowledges the support, throughout the year, of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, NCI FM, CAHRD, Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Heritage, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts. ~Miigwetch/ Hai Hai/ Ekosi / Merci/ Thank you

Sat 26 Sep
8:00 PM →
Sun 27 Sep
→ 12:00 AM

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This event is free.

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Urban Shaman Gallery, Wall to Wall, sākihiwē festival, WAG

Urban Shaman is an Aboriginal artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of Indigenous art. Http:// Wall to Wall- sākihiwē festival- Winnipeg Art Gallery-

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg --- Events To Be Rescheduled

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg - Produced by Culture Days Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Please note: in accordance with new public health orders, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events are currently being adjusted and rescheduled as stand-alone events happening at different times over the course of Culture Days, which runs now until Oct...


300 Memorial Boulevard

Winnipeg, MB

Event Contact

Daina Warren




This event is wheelchair accessible.