Industry Series

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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*