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Rabbit and Bear Paws Wins ImagineNATIVE Film Award
Posted by Scott Tingley, January 18, 2009

-Press Release-

Rabbit and Bear Paws win - New Media Award - in ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

The ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling, distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The festival's screenings, parties, panel discussions, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media.

Visit imaginenative.org for a listing of all the 2008 NEW MEDIA entries.

Rabbit and Bear Paws is set in 18th Century colonized North America and follows the stories of two mischievous Ojibwa brothers as they play pranks and have amazing adventures using a traditional Ojibwa medicine that transforms them into animals for a short time.

Rabbit and Bear Paws is a collaboration of Chad Solomon, Christopher Meyer and Community Elders. The series of comic strips is based upon the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers (wisdom from the Anishinabek community) and is rapidly gaining enthusiastic fans for its vibrant and entertaining images of Native Traditions and Oral History.

"Little Spirit Bear" is a First Nations (Anishinabek, Ojibwa) Multi-Media company that was created in 2005 by Chad Solomon, grandson of a Native Traditional Healer and Justice Activist Art Solomon, to share the humorous adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws.

Visit our website at rabbitandbearpaws.com to read weekly installments of Rabbit and Bear Paws.



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