Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 16th Annual Talking Stick Festival – Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another from February 16-26, 2017. The Festival is proud to announce the Celebration of Powwow Culture on February 19th 12:00pm-5:00pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, B.C.
Western Canada’s premier Indigenous Performing Arts Festival features 11 days of entertainment including Film, Theatre, Dance, Celebration of Powwow Culture and Aboriginal Artisan Fair, Métis Fair, Talking Circles, Music Concert Series, Industry Series and much more! Proudly located on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish People.
Celebration of Powwow Culture is one of our most popular events, gathering hundreds of people of all ages, of all cultures every year. Enjoy a brilliant display of traditional and contemporary dance exhibitions. Join in the Inter-tribal dances and check out the Aboriginal Artisan Fair which includes a variety of vendor exhibits and the sale of arts, crafts, music and food.
Since its inception, the festival has become a place to honour Aboriginal tradition in contemporary forms that encompasses the artistic wealth of the people, and the promise of their future in Canada. It seems only fitting to use the festival theme as Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another because it is this place – the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Nations – that brings us together today in celebration of art and culture. By using a language belonging to this region we recognize the traditional territory and deepen our relationship to the land around us.
For more information on the Talking Stick Festival, including complete schedule and tickets please visit the website at talkingstickfest.ca For Media Inquiries and Interviews contact: Suzette Amaya – Talking Stick Festival – Publicist