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Watch Indigenous Dialogues at Banff Mountain Fest 2020

The topic of this year's conversation will be about place names and why they matter

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival will be taking place virtually from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8. For the 2020 schedule of virtual events and when you can watch them, visit here.

This year’s annual Indigenous Dialogues will focus on Indigenous place names and includes a sharing circle on how reinstating Indigenous names for rivers, peaks and landscape is an important element of decolonizing historic and modern narratives.

The discussion will include Reneltta Arluk, Christie Harvie, Daryl Kootenay and Erynne Gilpin. Ealier this year, we had a chance to speak to Harvie about colonial mountain names, her passion for climbing and more, read our conversation here.

Gilpin, who’s currently featured in the October/November issue of Gripped, told us in an interview here, “As I climbed more, I saw different worldviews, actions and relationships to the land. I wondered, what can I contribute to informing non-Indigenous people about the relationship of land, governance and well-being.”

You can get household access to the entired Banff Fest with the festival pass at an early-bird price of $125 until Oct. 15. Considering that’s the price of a few screenings during an in-person event, it’s a great deal. There are over 70 films to enjoy, for more info visit here.

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