Welcome to Native Spirit Foundation
Native Spirit Foundation is the UK’s only Independent, non-profit organisation promoting knowledge and awareness of Indigenous Cultures. We hold an annual Film Festival every October in London with talks and artists celebrating Indigenous cultures, and work towards supporting education in Indigenous Schools and Communities.
SOAS Native Spirit Film and Green Society invite you to free screening & refreshments #greenweek17
Thule Tuvalu Trailer Dir. Matthias von Gunten.
When the ice melts in Thule (Greenland), Tuvalu (South Pacific) drowns in the ocean. The lives of the inhabitants are being altered forever since the ice in the north is retreating whilst sea levels are perpetually rising in the south.
Wed 22 Feb 5-7pm SOAS Senate House Rm SG32, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
BOY Directed by Māori filmmaker Taika Waititi (Twitter @TaikaWaititi)
Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi. The film stars James Rolleston, Waititi, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Moerangi Tihore, and Cherilee Martin.
New Venue KENSINGTON CENTRAL LIBRARY W8
Sat 25 Feb 2pm for 2.30pm start
TWO SOFT THINGS TWO HARD THINGS and WAPIKONI MOBILE shorts by Indigenous Youth
Reserve place: phone Library 020 731 3010 or via RBKC Eventbrite or just turn up on the day, free event!
Thu 19 Jan 2017 7-9pm SOAS Brunei Gallery, Room B104, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS Written and directed by Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby (Twitter @tripgore)
Rhymes for Young Ghouls is set on the fictional Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in the year 1976. By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper” (Krupa), the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.
At 15, Aila (Jacobs) is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner (Oakes), she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St. D’s. But when Aila’s drug money is stolen and her father Joseph (Gould) returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed.
Her only options are to run or fight… and Mi’gMaq don’t run.
Cast: Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould and Mark Antony Krupa writer(s)
10th Native Spirit Festival 7-16 October 2016
We’re happy to announce this year’s festival at SOAS Bloomsbury WC1, plus events at two new venues: Opening night (Fri 7 Oct 6.30-10.30pm) and Amazon Beat all-dayer collaboration-celebration (Sat 15 Oct 2-11pm) both at The Hive Dalston E8, and a packed Sunday afternoon (9 Oct 12-4pm) at The BookClub Shoreditch EC2. Still no fat funding for us, so we respectfully request Donations at door £5-12. full PROGRAMME click here, further info/updates Facebook.com/NativeSpiritUK and Twitter @nativespirituk email: email@example.com