Kathara and Butterflies In Spirit


Pronounced Kat-hara, Kathara features inter-generational, mixed heritage artists in traditional and contemporary approaches Mindanaoan of indigenous cultural arts. Kathara Canada continues the legacy here in Canada between Filipinos and the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.

Butterflies In Spirit (BIS) is a dance troupe made up of mostly family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women that raises awareness of violence against indigenous women and girls across Canada. BIS commemorates the victims of violence in Vancouver and across Canada.

Kathara and Butterflies In Spirit are proud to present a powerful presentation of Filipino and Turtle Islander Indigenous arts on beautiful Unceded Coast Salish Territory. Kathara focuses on the “Spirit Work”in healing from Colonization,preserving heritage and to deeply exploring one’s ancestral roots,¬†igniting the passion of indigenous artistry towards freedom.