Rabbit and Bear Paws wins ImagineNATIVE Film award

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 www.imaginenative.org/newmedia.php?y=2008 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 www.rabbitandbearpaws.com to read weekly installments of Rabbit and Bear Paws.

Chad Solomon is on the 2008 Eligible Creators List (English Language Publications) for his work on Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol. 2: The Voyageurs, published by Little Spirit Bear Productions. Chad is eligible for the Artist and Cover categories.