To carry, to take along

We are very excited to announce that this year, IIMS is hitting the road and bringing the Summit to you!

The past few years have been immensely difficult and now, more than ever, our communities need to gather, heal, and dream together. We also recognize that COVID-19 still poses significant financial and travel-related challenges for many in our community at this time. Therefore, rather than hosting and inviting everyone to a full, in-person IIMS event this year, our team will be visiting community across northern Turtle Island.

Through collaborations with regional partners, Bimiwizh will shine a spotlight on amazing local Indigenous talent and create opportunities for our community to gather together, and share our stories, challenges, successes, and dreams for the future.

IIMS Presents: Bimiwizh with 2 Rivers Remix Festival

July 8-10, 2022
St’uxwtews/Cache Creek, BC

We’re thrilled to invite our family in the Indigenous music community to join us on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00am local time where we will gather to feast, connect, and discuss what is most important to you and kick off the amazing 2 Rivers Remix weekend programming and showcases!

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IIMS Presents: Bimiwizh with Prismatic Arts Festival

September 26, 2022
Gathering & Feast: Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2021 Brunswick St. Halifax, NS; Showcase: Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle St. Halifax, NS

IIMS is very excited to work with Prismatic Arts Festival to bring the Summit to Kjipuktuk/Halifax as the opening event of Prismatic 2022 on Monday, September 26th! Join us for a full-day Summit gathering, feast, and showcase – everyone is welcome!

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IIMS Presents: Bimiwizh with Breakout West

September 30, 2022, 9:30am local time (Gathering & Feast); 7:00pm (Giiwewizh Screening)
Hillhurst Room, Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel, 110 9 Avenue SE, Calgary AB

IIMS will be holding space on Friday, September 30th for a special Summit gathering & feast at Breakout West in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The evening will feature a special film screening of Giiwewizh (to carry home), an IIMS project launched on June 8, 2021 that featured 16 Indigenous artists from across “Canada” in 16 short documentaries, produced by Jennifer Podemski and directed by Sarain Fox. The screening will begin at 7:00pm at the Eau Claire Market Cinemas, 200 Barclay Parade SW.

*If you would like to attend and need financial support to register for Breakout West, please reach out to us at!

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IIMS Presents: Bimiwizh with Mundial Montreal

November 15, 2022, 9:00am ET (Gathering & Feast); November 18, 2022, 3:00pm ET (Artist Showcases)
Galerie WIP, 3487 Blvd St. Laurent, Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, QC

We’re very excited to bring the Summit to Tiohtià:ke / Montréal for the opening event of Mundial Montreal 2022 on Tuesday, November 15th for a morning feast and gathering open to Indigenous artists, industry & community.

In addition to the morning gathering, we are very excited to present two official artist showcases on Friday, Nov. 18th at NOMAD: Shauit and Anyma! Follow the link below to learn more and register for the event!

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