Summer Sisters Sing: Women’s Music Circle

Co-Presented by Talking Stick Festival and Queer Arts Fest

Join us at “Summer Sisters Sing,” a women’s music circle celebrating the unity of music and sisterhood. Enjoy traditional Indigenous rhythms hosted by Pura Fé and share food, stories, and songs in a warm, welcoming environment. It’s a unique event honoring traditions, embracing diversity, and harnessing the power of music to bring us closer.

Pura Fé

Pura Fé is an artist, activist, and storyteller of Tuscarora and Taino heritage, known for her impassioned vocals, slide guitar fireworks, and powerful songs that touch on folk, gospel, and blues traditions. In 1987, she co-founded the renowned Indigenous women’s a cappella group Ulali, and since 1995 she’s been releasing solo albums and collaborating with the likes of Indigo Girls and Robbie Robertson.

He is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks 2017) which was shortlisted for the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. He is also the author of Jonny Appleseed(Arsenal Pulp Press 2018) which was long listed for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and Canada Reads 2021.

Diana Day

Diana Day is an Indigenous Knowledge keeper from the Oneida of the Thames; a member of the Wolf Clan she has lived in Vancouver since the 80’s. Passionate about social justice issues that impact the health and welfare of the most vulnerable, Diana has an honors degree in Psychology and is the founder of Indigenous Women Rise Society and Drum Group. Her experience includes assignments at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels ranging from program development to management. Diana has provided personal and professional development training for Indigenous people in Canada and the USA since the 90’s. Diana is a member of the Sister Watch Committee of the Vancouver Police Department and a member of UBCIC Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women’s Coalition. Diana provides training and cultural advice to many organizations. As Co-chair of KasloCAN she provides Truth and Allyship Training for community members. Her most important role is mothering her two young adult children Alexander and Angeline.