Full Circle: First Nations Performance is proudly located on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists. Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary artist and Indigenous arts leader, founded Full Circle in 1992. Upon establishing Full Circle, Kane’s vision was to make a profound contribution to the development of Indigenous performance in Canada.
Traditionally, in the Indigenous world, art is not separated from the community. It is integral to a happy and healthy way of life. Full Circle believes in rooting art back into the community, where it was traditionally and where it is intended to be. Through creating opportunities for Indigenous artists to express their life experiences and engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, we share these values with as wide scope as possible so that people of all races and ages have a better understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture.
In accordance with Kane’s vision, Full Circle’s objectives are:
To create a range of performance opportunities for Indigenous artists to express their life experiences
To engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds in performances by Indigenous artists
To educate the Canadian public on the arts, culture and histories
of Indigenous peoples
To train artists in all aspects of the arts based on and respectful of
Indigenous traditions, culture, and history