Margo Kane

Cree-Saul­teaux Metis per­form­ing artist, Mar­go Kane is the Founder and Artis­tic Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Full Cir­cle: First Nations Per­for­mance.  For over 45 years she has been active as an actor, per­form­ing artist and com­mu­ni­ty cul­tur­al work­er.  Her desire to share artis­tic per­for­mance that has mean­ing for her peo­ple is the cat­a­lyst for her exten­sive work, trav­els and con­sul­ta­tion with­in Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties across Cana­da and abroad.  Moon­lodge, her acclaimed one-woman show, an Indige­nous Cana­di­an clas­sic, toured for over 10 years nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly.  The Syd­ney Press (AU) dur­ing The Fes­ti­val of the Dream­ing praised it as being ‘in the top ech­e­lon of solo performance.’ 

She devel­oped and runs the annu­al Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing its 20th Anniver­sary this year and numer­ous pro­grams includ­ing Moc­casin Trek: Arts on the Move!, Indi­an Acts and an Indige­nous Ensem­ble Per­form­ing Arts Pro­gram in Vancouver. 

She has received numer­ous awards and hon­ors includ­ing an Hon­orary Doc­tor­ate of Let­ters from the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Fras­er Val­ley, the Order of Cana­da from the Gov­er­nor-Gen­er­al, an Inter­na­tion­al Cita­tion of Mer­it from ISPA – Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for the Per­form­ing Arts and most recent­ly, an Hon­orary Doc­tor of Fine Arts from SFU – Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty in Van­cou­ver, BC, Canada.