Industry Series

You’re invited to the

Kw’eykw`áystway Industry Series

 In Partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs

Kw’eykw`áystway (pronounced kwāy kwai stwhy) means “speaking with one another”.
A five (5) day forum (Feb 16-20) which invites arts presenters, artists, scholars, funders and audience members together to further the development and strength of Indigenous arts. Over five days this series builds upon previous Industry Series Events to fortify existing and create new networks for the support for Indigenous art-makers, artists and organizations across the country.

Session topics include “Creating Work as a Guest on Territory“, “Organization to Organization Collaborations” and “Strategies for Developing the Indigenous Arts Sector”. Delegates are also invited to attend live performances, including: Moonlodge, Celebration of Powwow and the Ab-Original Cabaret.

Moonlodge was originally written by Artistic Director of the Talking Stick Festival, Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux) , and is currently being produced by Urban Ink. In this piece, a girl who was removed from her home by Child Welfare government services hitchhikes across America, and discovers the authentic voice inside her that was silenced, but never lost.

Delegates receive a reduced rate ticket to attend Wax hoks en Shqalawin – Open Your Hearts Talking Stick Festival Gala at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on February 16th.

Due to limited space, we recommend advance registration.

One pass for Kw’eykw`áystway Talking Stick Industry Series is $100. This includes 5 days of all-access to conversations, performances and hospitality. Individual sessions are at suggested ‘drop-in fee of $15.

Register here or email

Subsidies are available for those with financial restrictions. Please fill out this form
Kw’eykw`áystway Industry Series Accessibility Application

Program descriptions available in our booklet.

*Programming Subject to change*