A Bug In Your Ear

Indigenous Education Event

Thursday January 31, 2002 – 6:00 p.m.
@ the Provincial Museum of Alberta
Infoline: 428-2064 / E-mail:

Athabasca University is launching its new Indigenous Education initiative with the Canadian premiere screening of Yolngu Boy, an Australian film about Indigenous youth, at the Provincial Museum in Edmonton the evening of Thursday, January 31.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. in the foyer of the Museum with food and beverages, entertainment by Asani “an Edmonton-based a capella quartet” followed at 7:30 by a brief ceremony to officially launch the initiative.

We then move into the theatre by way of a grand entry processional, with Harold Cardinal introducing the event and Derek Starlight serving as the Master of Ceremonies. The White Buffalo Drummers and Dancers, will accompany the procession and perform. The short ceremony will be followed by an introduction to the film by Maria Campbell, followed by the film itself.

Yolngu Boy has attracted considerable international interest, and film festival awards, since its release. It is the story of three Yolngu teenagers who embark on an epic journey through the wilderness of Northern Australia. Colliding between the worlds of rap, football, and street credibility and the oldest living culture on Earth” the youths draw on ancient bush knowledge, street instinct, and the bonds of friendship to chase their childhood dreams.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, and are available in advance by contacting Janice Makokis (428-2064 or janism@athabascau.ca), or at the door. All proceeds will go to AU’s Indigenous Education Scholarship Fund.

Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c)
6819 – 119 Avenue, Edmonton (Canada) T5B 4L9
Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 / Pager: (780) 419-7654