This sea­son’s shows con­sist of work­shops, dis­cus­sions, pan­els and video series.
Check out our Artist Page to find out more about the mod­er­a­tors, per­form­ers and artists.

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PiqSiq Online Show

The Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val and the Van­cou­ver Folk Music Fes­ti­val are proud to vir­tu­al­ly present the ancient tra­di­tion­al songs and the eerie new com­po­si­tion of Inu­it style throat singers PIQSIQ from the His­toric The­atre at the Cultch.

Song Pub­lish­ing Pan­el

An intro­duc­tion to song pub­lish­ing rights and roy­al­ties with Brit­tni Noble and Nigel Irwin and facil­i­tat­ed by Alan Greyeyes. This lab invites music mak­ers seek­ing to under­stand how to access the dif­fer­ent rev­enue streams avail­able to them.

Song­writ­ers on Songwriting Pan­el

This vir­tu­al dis­cus­sion will touch on col­lab­o­ra­tion, the song­writ­ing process, cre­ative flow, find­ing inspi­ra­tion, and song struc­ture. Three Indige­nous artists will guide the dis­cus­sion by shar­ing their cre­ative process as well as a song. Open to Indige­nous song­writ­ers at any lev­el who would like to dive deep­er into the cre­ative process of writing.

Write On! Work­shop

Young Indige­nous writ­ers will be chal­lenged to take their writ­ing from page to ‘stage’ in 24 hours. Her­bie Barnes will guide young writ­ers through a series of ener­giz­ing and fun sto­ry­mak­ing and play­wright­ing exer­cis­es designed to ignite their cre­ative spark over a two day work­shop. Open to Indige­nous youth ages 14–18.

Spring Fling Ab Cab Online Show

We close the Spring Awak­en­ing with a vari­ety of dance, music and poet­ry. Join us for a very spe­cial dig­i­tal pre­sen­ta­tion of a fes­ti­val sta­ple, The Spring Fling — Ab-Cabaret!

Plant Walk with Cease Wyss Dis­cus­sion

Join T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss, eth­nob­otanist, media artist, edu­ca­tor and activist of Skwxwu7mesh/Stó:lō/Hawaiian/ Swiss ances­try. Cease shares her exten­sive plant & for­est knowl­edge, talks about med­i­cines, tra­di­tion­al teach­ings & the inter­con­nect­ed­ness of nature & the forest.

Seeds to Trees Video series

A video series with thir­teen Indige­nous artists reflect­ing on the ques­tion — what seeds are you plant­i­ng for the future? These artists will speak to a col­lec­tive com­mit­ment to the future we all need.

Talk­ing Cir­cle: Men­tor­ship as Lega­cy Building Dis­cus­sion

This talk­ing cir­cle will focus on shar­ing new and anti-colo­nial strate­gies around men­tor­ship and lead­er­ship, with an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary focus. This cir­cle is open to Indige­nous artists, men­tors, teach­ers, and learn­ers from all dis­ci­plines and practices.

Talk­ing Cir­cle: Com­mu­ni­ty Care Dis­cus­sion

Invit­ing all emerg­ing Indige­nous artists and those who sup­port them: What is the broad­er com­mu­ni­ty’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to young artists so that they can be root­ed in a healthy and heal­ing com­mu­ni­ty practice?