Dirty Catfish Brass Band is the Winnipeg based brass band that invokes New Orleans sounds. Their powerful rhythmic performance keeps audiences on their feet and dancing late into the night.
Red Moon Road is a folk trio from Winnipeg who masterfully blends vocals, percussion, and keys to present an impressively choreographed and soulfully sounding show.
Marshall Birch & Some Buddies is a catchy, to-the-point band drawing from past decades' pop, punk, rock, and new wave sounds.
DJ Scott Fitzpatrick is a Winnipeg visual artist who has screened his film and video work worldwide. His extensive music collection makes everywhere he plays sound cool and danceable.
Master of Ceromonies
Nahanni Fontaine is the MLA for the St. Johns constituency in the Province of Manitoba. She serves as the NDP critic for Justice, Status of Women, MMIWG and House Leader.
Nahanni has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from the University of Winnipeg (UW) in Environmental Studies and International Development and a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Native Studies, Women’s Studies and Critical Theory from the University of Manitoba (UM).
Nahanni provides workshops and presentations on the historical and contemporary context of Indigenous women and girls, including the issue of missing & murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) across Canada and internationally.
Nahanni has served as a representative of the Indigenous community regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally on a number of boards and committees, including, to name a few, the Winnipeg Police Advisory Board, Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the United Nations Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Before being elected to the Manitoba Legislature, Nahanni served as the Province’s Special Advisor on Aboriginal Women’s Issues for the Aboriginal Issues Committee of Cabinet of Manitoba.
Nahanni is Status Ojibway from the Sagkeeng Anishinaabe First Nation in southern Manitoba and is the proud mother of Jonah and Niinichaanis.
We would also like to thank North Centennial Recreation & Leisure Facility for donating the space to bake this bannock donation.
A grassroots cause to feed the hungry, the homeless, the less fortunate on the cold streets of Winnipeg.
I am a single parent who comes from the same poverty as those who I speak for. I use every spare moment to help solicit donations and food to support Got Bannock.
I go out with homemade lunches of bannock and soup, chili or pasta accompanied with water, juice, milk, coffee or tea, granola bars, and at least three pieces of fruit.
– Althea Guiboche
The REDress Project
The REDress Project will be featured as an instillation at Rock the Dock.
Jaime Black is a Métis multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg. Black’s art practice engages in themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of historical and cultural knowledge. Her most prominent project to date is The REDress Project, an installation project to draw attention to violence against Indigenous women and girls across Canada. The REDress Project has been shown in over 100 Canadian cities and has grown into a national cross-community movement addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls. Black's work is currently centered on connection and healing through the resurgence of cultural and spiritual practice.
Live Painting Auction with Patrick Ross
Local artist, Patrick Ross, will be painting through the event and his piece will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the night. All proceeds from the painting will go directly to Drag The Red.
Patrick Ross is an Indigenous artist from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Reserve.
Street smart and edgy he didn't pay much attention to the notion that he had artistic talent or that he could live life in touch with the concept that he himself was a spiritual being until a stint in Manitoba's medium security Stony Mountain Institution.
In jail he was mentored by Terry Southwind, another inmate who encouraged him to paint.
But in effect Patrick Ross is a self taught artist whose unique technique has evolved in a way that allows him to express emotion and a sense of serenity with the application of white paint on a black canvas.
On his release Patrick became involved with a number of young First Nation ’s artists who gathered for support and instruction at The Graffiti Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He had his first exhibition at The Graffiti and through those connections had the chance to collaborate with filmmaker Ervin Chartrand to produce ‘First Stories’ a film made in conjunction with The National Film Board of Canada. In the short film Mr. Ross is shown in the act of creating one of his paintings while he talks about his art, his time in prison and his prospects for the future.
As a result Patrick’s work can be found in collections around the world. Ex- Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean and past Grand Chief Phil Fontaine display his art in their private collections.