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 in London with talks and artists celebrating Indigenous cultures, and work towards supporting education in Indigenous Schools and Communities.
Free Screening organised by our new SOAS Native Spirit Society:
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