Talking Stick Festival 2016 Video Highlights

It’s November and we’re gearing up for the 2017 Talking Stick Festival. In the next few weeks, you’ll be receiving news and updates about all things TSF. In the meantime, enjoy our TSF2016 highlight reel directed and produced by the talented, Damian Eagle Bear. And don’t forget to save the dates for next year’s Talking Stick Festival, running from February 16th-26th, …

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An emerging Inuvialuit filmmaker

By April Johnson at APTN National News   Tamara Voudrach studied film in Vancouver for two years before returning to Inuvik. The emerging Inuvialuit filmmaker is proving with hard work northern stories can shine on the big screen. So it made sense to return to Vancouver to show her first film Stargazers as part of the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver last …

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Battle of the Birds

A Savage Society Production By Kevin Loring Based on a traditional Nlakap’amux story about a community confronting the issue of domestic violence, Battle of the Birds is a story set in the mythical time before time, when animals appeared like humans and spoke a similar language. The Bird nation is alarmed because Bald Eagle is abusive to his wife. Golden …

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IYÁ7YULH

This year’s IYÁ7YULH Talking Stick Industry Series will take place from February 19 to 22, 2016, on traditional, unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, British Columbia). Iyá7yulh (Ee-ya-chote-yo-lh), which translates to “get aboard our canoe”, will build on the momentum of last year’s series. Taking place over 4 days, the IYÁ7YULH Talking Stick Industry Series includes galas, performances, workshops, case studies, …

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Wax Hoks en Shqalawin

Wax Hoks en Shqalawin (Open Your Hearts)

Gather with us in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall for Wax Hoks en Shqalawin (Open Your Hearts) – Talking Stick’s Opening Gala Celebration! Hosted by Canadian comedian Ryan McMahon (Anishinaabe), guests can step out on the dancefloor to the music of DJ Kookum (Dene/Nakota) and Beaver T (Cree) & the Divas while being amazed by the table-side sleight of hand magic of …

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Kevin Loring Interview

By Alexander Varty at Georgia Straight   In an oral culture, tales handed down from time immemorial are more than just myths and legends: they’re also maps for living. “Traditional stories contain our laws and our moralities,” explains N’lakap’amux actor and playwright Kevin Loring, on the line from the Fraser Canyon community of Lytton. “They’re all parables, right?” Uncovering the truths embedded …

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Battle of the Birds, echoes from the past

By Stuart Derdeyn at The Province The Talking Stick Festival, which explores aboriginal culture through the arts, was founded by performance artist Margo Kane in 1992. The Full Circle First Nations Performance artistic managing director has worked tirelessly to present a wide range of creative disciplines in specialized settings, and there is no question that the careers of many First …

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