About Full Circle


Who we are

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.

Why we do it

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.

VISION and MISSION

In accor­dance with Kane’s vision, Full Cir­cle’s objec­tives are:

Mission 1

To cre­ate a range of per­for­mance oppor­tu­ni­ties for Indige­nous artists to express their life experiences

Mission 3

To edu­cate the Cana­di­an pub­lic on the arts, cul­ture and his­to­ries of Indige­nous peoples

Mission 2

To engage audi­ences of all ages and back­grounds in per­for­mances by Indige­nous artists

Mission 4

To train artists in all aspects of the arts based on and respect­ful of Indige­nous tra­di­tions, cul­ture, and history