Talking Stick Festival 2016 is almost here and we are excited as ever by the number of world class, high caliber works by Indigenous artists!
One of the festival’s key aims is to encourage artistic expression that is rooted in the community; cultivating a space where Indigenous art and artistic practice integrates into everyday society. With than in mind we produce a number of youth-oriented programs aimed at engaging, educating, entertaining, inspiring and connecting school-aged children with living works of the Indigenous art.
The Festival’s Qwum Qwum Snow-I-Ith (Strong Teachings) is a community outreach program that works in partnership with many Indigenous community organizations providing access for marginalized families. Our programs afford the opportunity for more than 1500 community members the opportunity to experience and explore the arts during the festival!
Over the last 15 years, the festival has become both a source of inspiration and an educational experience for young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike.
We invite you to join the circle; become a leader in the Canadian Arts mosaic and help us continue to affect positive social and cultural impressions on Indigenous youth. As of today, December 21st, 2015, Full Circle: First Nations Performance has launched The Illlumi-Native Youth Campaign, our very first Crowd-funding Campaign, here on Indiegogo. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by Feb 28, 2016 so that we can continue to fund youth programs and to provide a creative and educational outlet for the youth of Metro Vancouver.
Thank you for taking the time to support our strong teachings.