Opening Reception

Following the 7:30pm showing of The First Métis Man of Odesa

Presented by Talking Stick Festival

Kick-start your summer and National Indigenous History Month on June 1st at the soft opening of Talking Stick Festival 2023: Summer Reverb! The evening commences with the captivating tale of the First Métis Man of Odesa, an extraordinary narrative interweaving love, resilience, and hope.


Celebrate the festival launch with a post-show gathering, featuring refreshments and entertainment. Join us in the lobby for energetic rhythms of traditional Ukrainian dancing, Métis jigging and the soulful strains of fiddle music, marking the beginning of our festival. Be part of this unique cultural echo that will reverberate throughout the summer!