Ahnii, Tansi, Sago, Eglanete’, Hello!
ATTN: All Aboriginal Youth In The GTA. This Event Is Priority For Aboriginal Youth BUT Is Also Open To ALL AGES in The ABORIGINAL And HIP-HOP COMMUNITY Of Toronto! Room Capacity Is 120 People!
Our team has invited a very special guest to visit Toronto, the true north of the boarder.Noojimawin Health Authority and Equiteam Health Force Presents:”IGNITING THE SPIRIT WITH BROTHER ERNIE PANICCIOLI”:
AGENDA: Saturday March 31st, 2012:
12:30pm- 12:45pm: Doors open- Youth Registration
12:45pm- 1:00pm: Honorary Speech with Jay Robi
Welcoming of Ernie Paniccioli
1:00pm- 2:30pm: Documentary Film “The Otherside of Hip-hop”
2:30pm- 3:00pm: Historical Hip-hop photography slideshow
3:00pm- 3:15pm: Break and Refreshments
3:15pm- 5:00pm: “Igniting The Spirit” Presentation
Q and A
5:00pm- 6:00pm: Dinner Feast
6:00pm- 7:00pm: Performances: DJ Siez spins all night
Open Mic, Bboy/B-girl show
and Live Canvas Painting(?)
7:00pm- 8:30pm: Youth Social
Meet and Greet
8:30pm- 8:40pm: Traditional Elder Closing
Youth Evaluations and Ipod Draw
8:40pm- 9:00pm: Cleaning and Close up
If you be asking, Who Is Brother Ernie Paniccioli?
A Cree Native American, Ernie Paniccioli from Brooklyn, New York City. He is an iconic and legendary famed “The Dean of Hip-Hop Photography” who captured over 35 years of Hip-hop history. A man who rose from living in urban decay-to-creating something out of nothing. Ernie is an official senior member of the Universal Mighty Zulu Kings. His life work has contributed to an extensive 35+ years of archival history. Ernie covers everything from creative artistic expression to vast generations of cultures. Beginning in the early 70′s through a 35 millimeter lens, Ernie started photographing NYC graffiti, capturing everyone and everything he saw beauty to what wasn’t looked at in the light. To becoming a grand third eye photographer capturing famous celebrities from JFK Jr, Dalai Lama, Frank Sinatra, to Rakim, Notorious B.I.G., Lauryn Hill and Queen Latifah. 20 Year CEO photographer for Word Up Magazine, his photos are also in Rolling Stones, New York Times, and The Source. If you ever seen a famous picture of someone, chances are he shot it and to the next “shot” he takes. Ernie’s work goes beyond photography, he is also a sculptor and painter, public speaker and a historian. An activist for all indigenous native american rights and was also a keynote speaker for the Temple of Hip-hop at the United Nations in 2001. In 2002, Ernie released his first book “Who Shot Ya?” which covers over 30 years of Hip-hop history capturing many artists and celebrities. Ernie is an intelligent man and a very dynamic speaker that changes peoples worldview and gives them a blueprint for life to create a positive career choice. These are just a few examples of this work.
Ernie has publicly revealed to the Hip-hop community that he has recently been diagnosed with a treatable cancer and has accumulated over a $70,000 in medical bills for treatment. His medical insurance lacks the bill coverage and is asking for support from the Hip-hop community. A donation box will be present during the event to help support Ernie. So please remember to bring money or even a gift as all donations and proceeds will go directly to Ernie’s medical expenses.
Our team invites you to join us in an uplifting experience and witness history take place in our very own community. Lets join together and open our mind and hearts by welcoming Brother Ernie Paniccioli to our beautiful scenery of Toronto. Be sure to invite your family and friends and don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience.
“If you don’t know, well now you know”- Biggie
Chi-meegwetch! Thank you