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Live.  Engaging.  Diverse.  Inspired and challenged by contemporary urban life,Canadian Indigenous artists address issues of identity and stereotypes through humorous and thought-provoking works. Indigenous and Urban is a summer-long program featuring visual and media arts, music, dance, film, readings and interactive workshops. 

It took Métis artist Fred Thomas approximately 20 hours to create this giant graffiti mural in the Indigenous and Urban gallery at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This time-lapse shows the creative process in 2 minutes…

© 2013 Canadian Museum of Civilization  

Urban Pow-wow
August 29 at 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall
DJ show
A Tribe Called Red

2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards winner: Best Album, Best Group, Best Producer, Best Album Cover. 

Shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize Best Canadian Album of the Year (winner will be announced on September 23)


Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through August
Developed by  multimedia Algonquin-French artist Caroline Monnet. Family activity.

In partnership with Sakahàn at the National Gallery of Canada.