2021 Shows Schedule


This year, we are cel­e­brat­ing the 20th anniver­sary of the Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val vir­tu­al­ly! Although COVID reg­u­la­tions pre­vent us from host­ing events and gath­er­ings live, we can still show­case our per­for­mances and event online. We hope you will join us in the cel­e­bra­tion from the com­fort of your home. Watch and enjoy. Stay safe!

Talking Stick Festival Full Schedule

The below sched­ule has all infor­ma­tion on how to view the shows.
To view the sched­ule, click on the table and scroll down
When you reg­is­ter for an event, you will receive an email with the instruc­tion on how to vir­tu­al­ly attend it. We are cur­rent­ly in the process of updat­ing the web­site with the links. Some of the events are being host­ed live, or through Youtube, or Zoom; these links will also be post­ed in the below schedule. 

Event Name  Event date  When to watch the Event? (PST) Event Description  What kind of Event it is?  How to watch the Event?  Artist(s)/ Speaker(s)
2Spirit Social: An IndigiQueer Drop-In Art Cir­cle Co-pre­sen­ta­tion with the Queer Arts Festival  Feb­ru­ary 17, 2021  4 pm — 5pm  Gath­er around Shane’s vir­tu­al table for shar­ing art, sto­ries, knowl­edge and sup­port. Just like at Auntie’s house, the best adven­tures come from being togeth­er. Bring your lat­est project, a doo­dle, bead­work, or any­thing else to work on while we chat. Maybe Aun­tie will share a sto­ry or teach you to make some tea. You’re invit­ed to talk about your art-mak­ing process, lead a short skills share, and just enjoy being togeth­er. This event is only for indige­nous peo­ple, please send an email to Shane with an introduction.  Talk  Email shane@queerartsfestival.com with an intro­duc­tion to register.  Shane Sable 
Biidaa­ban: a Son­ic Call to the Future  Feb­ru­ary 18–27, 2021  Dawn  An 8:30 minute sun­rise cer­e­mo­ny, com­plet­ed on the land at dawn, each day. Lis­ten­ers are invit­ed to con­sid­er what Med­i­cine they car­ry as a gift to our future.  Per­for­mance-Cer­e­mo­ny
Sound Work
Lisa C. Ravensbergen 
A Gath­er­ing of Hearts & Spir­it — 20th Anniver­sary Gala of Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val Feb­ru­ary 18, 2021  6 pm  The Talk­ing Stick Festival’s open­ing gala comes to your homes vir­tu­al­ly fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by M’Girl, Ost­welve, Rus­sell Wal­lace, and Wayne Lavallee.  Dance, Music, Poet­ry, Traditional  M’Girl
Ostwelve 
Tzokam with Rus­sell Wal­lace
Wayne Lavallee
Eagle Song Dancers
Nyla Car­pen­tier
Chief Ian Camp­bell (host)
Aman­da Naha­nee (host)
Mem­o­ry, Mar­row, and Matri­archs **PRE-RECORDED** Feb­ru­ary 19, 2021  10 am — 11:15 am  This con­ver­sa­tion hon­ours the work Indige­nous women have done to car­ry lega­cy and vision for artis­tic com­mu­ni­ties. It also calls us to rec­i­p­ro­cal and col­lec­tive action as artis­tic Future-Keep­ers. (Zoom-gen­er­at­ed cap­tions will be pro­vid­ed, and a tran­script will be avail­able after the event.)  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Jean­nette Arm­strong
Mar­go Kane
host­ed by France Trepanier 
Pro­to­cols of Kin­ship and Care Feb­ru­ary 19, 2021  2 pm — 4:30pm How tra­di­tion­al teach­ings and Con­tem­po­rary Ther­a­py pro­to­cols and lan­guage can ground our con­flict and care along pro­duc­tive, respect­ful and mean­ing­ful paths towards Right Rela­tions. (Zoom-gen­er­at­ed cap­tions will be pro­vid­ed, and a tran­script will be avail­able after the event.)  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Mar­go Kane
Den­nis Joseph
Mahara All­brett
host­ed by Chris Reed 
Rez Bluez (Vir­tu­al) Feb­ru­ary 19, 2021  5 pm — 6:30 pm  You’ll hear some of the most pow­er­ful, soul­ful voic­es, gui­tar grooves and foot-stompin’ piano, that are all deeply root­ed in the blues.  Music Virtual  Pura Fé’s (Tuscarora/​Taino)
Crys­tal Shawan­da (Anishin­abe)
Mur­ray Porter (Mohawk)
Art Napoleon (Cree)
Clyde Roulette (Anishin­abe)
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 20, 2021  10:30 am — 12pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings. Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
From the Waters: (In Memo­ri­am) Woody Mor­ri­son, Ron­nie Dean Har­ris, Kat Nor­ris host­ed by Kim Haxton 
Indige­nous Dance Talk­ing Circle  Feb­ru­ary 20, 2021  3 pm ‑5 pm  An invi­ta­tion to the inter­na­tion­al Indige­nous dance com­mu­ni­ty to cir­cle togeth­er and offer our thoughts and dreams to our ances­tors dur­ing these unprece­dent­ed times. This ses­sion is closed and will require registration.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Spe­cial guests Louise Poti­ki Bryant and Olivia Davies
host­ed by Starr Muranko 
The Rez Bluez Workshop  Feb­ru­ary 20, 2021  5 pm — 6:30 pm  The Rez Bluez work­shop explores the hid­den his­to­ry and musi­cal rela­tion­ship of Indige­nous peo­ples and the evo­lu­tion of the blues. Each Artist will dis­cuss their ‘Blues Jour­ney’ and per­form one song that hon­ours the Indige­nous expe­ri­ence, as told thru their bluez.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Mur­ray Porter
Pura Fe
Crys­tal Shawan­da
Art Napoleon
host­ed by Elaine Bomberry 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  10:30 am ‑12 pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings. Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Musqueam—People of the Riv­er Grass: Quelemia Spar­row and Christie Lee Charles host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
Indige­nous Music Reconnection  Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  1 pm — 2 pm  Indige­nous Music com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers are invit­ed to recon­nect at this vir­tu­al round­table. Hon­our­ing the work of musi­cians that have played a path for us, we will dis­cuss ways to cre­ate in these new­ly uncer­tain times and what our com­mu­ni­ty needs for growth—distanced and in-per­son. This ses­sion is closed and will require registration.  Indus­try Series
Roundtable 
Email: music@fullcircle.ca if you would like to attend. Denise Bolduc
Orene Askew
Cur­tis Clearsky
Jade Harp­er
In the Pres­ence of Ances­tor: The “Hov­er­ing Community”  Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  3 pm — 6 pm  Are we trans­formed vir­tu­al beings, new sky cit­i­zens of the “Hov­er­ing Com­mu­ni­ty” ter­ri­to­ry of dis­tance and prox­im­i­ty desire? Is this a new space to meet our ances­tors, to dis­cov­er spaces of ancient and future pres­ences? Charles Korone­ho respect­ful­ly acknowl­edges Altofest 202X for the sup­port giv­en in the prepa­ra­tion of this work­shop and the offer of exchange from The Talk­ing Stick Festival.  Indus­try Series
Dance work­shop
Charles Korone­ho
host­ed by Jeanette Kotowich 
Vir­tu­al Med­i­cines — The Voic­es of Tur­tle Island Youth  Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  7 pm  For more than a decade, UNYA’s Over­ly Cre­ative Minds (OCM) Pro­gram has been pro­vid­ing space for youth to find and strength­en their voice through the arts. Vir­tu­al Med­i­cines show­cas­es the tremen­dous tal­ent and work of emerg­ing artists’ from the urban Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ty. From music to poet­ry, Hip-Hop and dance, come bear wit­ness to what our youth have to say through the per­form­ing arts!  Fea­tur­ing youth from the over­ly cre­ative minds (OCM) pro­gram at UNYA. 
Lega­cies of Visu­al Sovereignty  Feb­ru­ary 23, 2021  10:30am-12pm Hon­our­ing the past, present, and future efforts that have rad­i­cal­ly shift(ed) Indige­nous rep­re­sen­ta­tion and film­mak­ing. How Indige­nous film­mak­ers build process­es and sto­ry rela­tion­ships that de-cen­tre colo­nial sys­tems of extrac­tion and exploitation.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Ala­nis Obom­saw­in and Marie Clements
host­ed by Jules Koostachin 
A Gath­er­ing of Hearts & Spir­it: Reprise  Feb­ru­ary 23, 2021  7 pm  Catch the full length musi­cal per­for­mances from our open­ing night cel­e­bra­tion fea­tur­ing: Ost­welve, Wayne Lavallee, M’Girl and Tzokam with Rus­sell Wallace.  Music  Ost­welve
Wayne Lavallee
M’Girl
Tzokam with Rus­sell Wallace. 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 24, 2021  10:30 am — 12 pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings.Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Tsleil-Wau­tuth: Leah George-Wil­son and Car­leen Thomas host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
Artis­tic Kin and Sov­er­eign Bones
 **PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 24, 2021  12 pm — 1:30 pm  How do we hon­our sov­er­eign recog­ni­tion into our artis­tic prac­tice? What are some obsta­cles, old pro­to­cols and new prac­tices that ensure vis­i­bil­i­ty and voice for the local rights and title hold­ers while also ensur­ing reci­procity, pres­ence, and poten­cy for displaced/​ vis­it­ing artists?  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Xwalack­tun
Angela George
Quelemia Spar­row
host­ed by David Geary 
Still. Reflect. Respond.  Feb­ru­ary 24, 2021  3 pm — 5:30 pm  Respect­ed chore­o­g­ra­phers and dance artists con­tem­plate where the dance com­mu­ni­ty is in col­lec­tive prac­tice— where we’ve come from and what we car­ry with us as we nav­i­gate cur­rent cul­tur­al, social, and polit­i­cal realities.  Cir­cle Gath­er­ing
Dance
Jes­si­ca McMann
Vic­to­ria Hunt
Charles Korone­ho
Jack Gray
Michelle Olson
host­ed by Mique’l Dangeli 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 25, 2021  10:30 am — 12 pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings. Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Squamish: Bob Bak­er, Wes Naha­nee, Tra­cy Williams host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
Indige­nous Resis­tance and Artis­tic Liberation  Feb­ru­ary 25, 2021  1 pm — 3:30 pm  Recount­ing past, present and future acts of artis­tic defi­ance, nation-build­ing and space-mak­ing. How artis­tic lib­er­a­tion trans­forms tra­di­tion­al teach­ings into the jus­tice-cen­tred decolo­nial sto­ry our future ances­tors need. Co-host­ed with wîcêh­towin The­atre Pro­gram, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan  Cir­cle Gathering  Shel­ley Niro
Michael Nicoll Yahgu­lanaas
Tara Bea­gan
host­ed by Mar­i­lyn Dumont 
The Can­dy Show with Can­dy Palmater & Friends
Spe­cial Encore Pre­sen­ta­tion | Pre­sent­ed by Urban Ink & The Cultch 
Feb­ru­ary 25, 2021  7 pm — 8:40 pm  Join Indige­nous come­di­an Can­dy Palmater and a few of her very tal­ent­ed friends for a spe­cial edi­tion of her mul­ti­ple award-win­ning nation­al vari­ety TV shows, The Can­dy Show—an indul­gence in Canada’s best tal­ent! orig­i­nal­ly filmed for the TRANSFORM Cabaret Fes­ti­val pre­sent­ed by Urban Ink & The Cultch.  Theatre  Kent Monkman
Elvi­ra Kurt 
Jere­my Dutch­er 
Cameron Fraser-Monroe 
Wolf Cull by Cheyenne Scott
Pre­sent­ed by Urban Ink 
Feb­ru­ary 26, 2021  4 pm  Sit in on a spe­cial work­shop read­ing of Cheyenne Scott’s play, Wolf Cull, a sto­ry of a pack of young Indige­nous wom­xn who hunt down the mys­te­ri­ous crea­ture that threat­ens their com­mu­ni­ty. A chance to hear a new play in devel­op­ment, this online ses­sion will be host­ed on Zoom and fol­lowed by a short ques­tion and answer peri­od with the play­wright and artists.  Work­shop Reading  Actor — Saman­tha Brown 
Actor — Chanin Lee 
Actor — Joelle Peters 
Actor ‑Tara Sky 
Actor ‑Chelsea Rose
Indige­nous The­atre Talk­ing Circle  Feb­ru­ary 26, 2021  11 am — 1 pm  Indige­nous the­atre prac­ti­tion­ers are invit­ed into con­stel­la­tions of care through this gath­er­ing. The dis­cus­sion will include Knowl­edge and Teach­ings from the Indus­try Series that can guide us in lift­ing one anoth­er up as artis­tic-rela­tions. Co-host­ed with wîcêh­towin The­atre Pro­gram, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan This ses­sion is closed and will require reg­is­tra­tion. Co-host­ed with wîcêh­towin The­atre Pro­gram, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan This ses­sion is closed and will require registration  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Co-host­ed with wîcêh­towin The­atre Pro­gram, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan 
From Talk­ing Stick to Microphone  Feb­ru­ary 26, 2021  7 pm  Nyla Car­pen­tier (Tahltan/​Kaska) brings togeth­er a vir­tu­al poet­ic evening in hon­our of “East Van ghet­to” poet Zac­cheus Jack­son Nyce (Black­foot), the orig­i­nal From Talk­ing Stick to Mic curator.  Poetry  Nyla Carpentier 
Inter­So­cial Nations — a Vir­tu­al Dance Party  Feb­ru­ary 27, 2021  7 pm — 10 pm  Join us for the clos­ing of the win­ter lodge with a live stream per­for­mance fea­tur­ing DJ O Show and DJ Kookum. Plus some sur­prise guests through­out the night. The Vir­tu­al Dance Par­ty starts at 8 PM. Join us at 7 PM for a pre-show includ­ing spe­cial bonus content.  Dance  Jor­dan Waunch (host)
DJ Oshow
DJ Kookum
Sparkle Plen­ty
Sier­ra Tasi Bak­er,
Mon­day Blues 

Industry Series

This series aims to trans­form notions of lis­ten­ing from con­sump­tive and some­thing to take-and-use into reflex­ive, rec­i­p­ro­cal action. In this way, set­tler and ally artists, pre­sen­ters and audi­ences are wel­come and invit­ed to re-posi­tion them­selves, their work, and their ally­ship in this year’s cir­cles, through deep­er lis­ten­ing practices.
These con­ver­sa­tions cen­tre and priv­i­lege Indige­nous artists’ voic­es and curiosi­ties. This work is sup­port­ed by fol­low­ing Wit­ness­ing pro­to­col from the TSF’s host ter­ri­to­ry for many of the sessions.
Giv­en that the fes­ti­val is endeav­our­ing to embrace and antic­i­pate the mul­ti-faceted poten­tial of our new dig­i­tal real­i­ty, we are hon­oured to include Speak­ers and Lis­ten­ers from across Tur­tle Island and beyond its shores.
 

The Industry Series Schedule

The below sched­ule has all infor­ma­tion on how to view the shows.
To view the sched­ule, click on the table and scroll down
When you reg­is­ter for an event, you will receive an email with the instruc­tion on how to vir­tu­al­ly attend it. We are cur­rent­ly in the process of updat­ing the web­site with the reg­is­tra­tion links. 

Event Name  Event date  When to watch the event? (PST) Event Description  What kind of event it is?  How to watch the event?  Speaker(s)
Mem­o­ry, Mar­row, and Matri­archs **PRE-RECORDED** Feb­ru­ary 19, 2021  10:00 am-11:15 am  This con­ver­sa­tion hon­ours the work Indige­nous women have done to car­ry lega­cy and vision for artis­tic com­mu­ni­ties. It also calls us to rec­i­p­ro­cal and col­lec­tive action as artis­tic Future-Keep­ers. (Zoom-gen­er­at­ed cap­tions will be pro­vid­ed, and a tran­script will be avail­able after the event.)  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Jean­nette Arm­strong
Mar­go Kane
host­ed by France Trepanier 
Pro­to­cols of Kin­ship and Care Feb­ru­ary 19, 2021  2 pm — 4:30pm How tra­di­tion­al teach­ings and Con­tem­po­rary Ther­a­py pro­to­cols and lan­guage can ground our con­flict and care along pro­duc­tive, respect­ful and mean­ing­ful paths towards Right Relations.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Mar­go Kane
Den­nis Joseph
Mahara All­brett
host­ed by Chris Reed 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 20, 2021  10:30 am — 12pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in four record­ings. Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
From the Waters: (In Memo­ri­am) Woody Mor­ri­son, Ron­nie Dean Har­ris, Kat Nor­ris
host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
Indige­nous Dance Talk­ing Circle  Feb­ru­ary 20, 2021  3 pm ‑5 pm  An invi­ta­tion to the inter­na­tion­al Indige­nous dance com­mu­ni­ty to cir­cle togeth­er and offer our thoughts and dreams to our ances­tors dur­ing these unprece­dent­ed times. This ses­sion is closed and will require registration.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Spe­cial guests Louise Poti­ki Bryant and Olivia Davies
host­ed by Starr Muranko 
Rez Bluez Workshop  Feb­ru­ary 20, 2021  5 pm ‑6:30 pm  The Rez Bluez work­shop explores the hid­den his­to­ry and musi­cal rela­tion­ship of Indige­nous peo­ples and the evo­lu­tion of the blues. Each Artist will dis­cuss their ‘Blues Jour­ney’ and per­form one song that hon­ours the Indige­nous expe­ri­ence, as told thru their bluez.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Mur­ray Porter
Pura Fe
Crys­tal Shawan­da
Art Napoleon
host­ed by Elaine Bomberry 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  10:30 am ‑12 pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Musqueam—People of the Riv­er Grass: Quelemia Spar­row and Christie Lee Charles
host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
In the Pres­ence of Ances­tor: The “Hov­er­ing Community”  Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  3 pm — 6 pm  Are we trans­formed vir­tu­al beings, new sky cit­i­zens of the “Hov­er­ing Com­mu­ni­ty” ter­ri­to­ry of dis­tance and prox­im­i­ty desire? Is this a new space to meet our ances­tors, to dis­cov­er spaces of ancient and future pres­ences? Charles Korone­ho respect­ful­ly acknowl­edges Altofest 202X for the sup­port giv­en in the prepa­ra­tion of this work­shop and the offer of exchange from The Talk­ing Stick Festival.  Indus­try Series
Dance Workshop 
Charles Korone­ho
host­ed by Jeanette Kotowich 
Indige­nous Music Reconnection  Feb­ru­ary 21, 2021  1 pm — 2 pm  Indige­nous Music com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers are invit­ed to recon­nect at this vir­tu­al round­table. Hon­our­ing the work of musi­cians that have played a path for us, we will dis­cuss ways to cre­ate in these new­ly uncer­tain times and what our com­mu­ni­ty needs for growth—distanced and in-per­son. This ses­sion is closed and will require registration.  Indus­try Series
Roundtable 
Email: music@fullcircle.ca if you would like to attend. Denise Bolduc
Orene Askew
Cur­tis Clearsky
Jade Harp­er
Lega­cies of Visu­al Sovereignty  Feb­ru­ary 23, 2021  10:30am-12pm Hon­our­ing the past, present, and future efforts that have rad­i­cal­ly shift(ed) Indige­nous rep­re­sen­ta­tion and film­mak­ing. How Indige­nous film­mak­ers build process­es and sto­ry rela­tion­ships that de-cen­tre colo­nial sys­tems of extrac­tion and exploitation.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Ala­nis Obom­saw­in and Marie Clements
host­ed by Jules Koostachin 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing
**PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 24, 2021  10:30 am — 12 pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings.Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Tsleil-Wau­tuth: Leah George-Wil­son and Car­leen Thomas
host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
Artis­tic Kin and Sov­er­eign Bones
 **PRE-RECORDED**
Feb­ru­ary 24, 2021  12 pm — 1:30 pm  How can Indige­nous artists more authen­ti­cal­ly cen­tre host nations and embed sov­er­eign recog­ni­tion in our artis­tic prac­tice while also ensur­ing reci­procity, pres­ence, and poten­cy for displaced/​ vis­it­ing artist-kin?  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Xwalack­tun
Angela George
Quelemia Spar­row
host­ed by David Geary 
Still. Reflect. Respond.  Feb­ru­ary 24, 2021  3 pm — 5:30 pm  Respect­ed chore­o­g­ra­phers and dance artists con­tem­plate where the dance com­mu­ni­ty is in col­lec­tive prac­tice— where we’ve come from and what we car­ry with us as we nav­i­gate cur­rent cul­tur­al, social, and polit­i­cal realities.  Pan­el Dis­cus­sion
Dance
Jes­si­ca McMann
Vic­to­ria Hunt
Charles Korone­ho
Jack Gray
Michelle Olson
host­ed by Mique’l Dangeli 
In The Beginning—A Cul­tur­al Shar­ing **PRE-RECORDED** Feb­ru­ary 25, 2021  10:30 am — 12 pm  Ori­gin sto­ries re-told from the three Host Nations and Rela­tions from Upriv­er in 4 sep­a­rate record­ings Orig­i­nal­ly pro­duced by the Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre and Van­cou­ver Mov­ing The­atre and is pre­sent­ed at Talk­ing­Stick Fes­ti­val in part­ner­ship with them.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Squamish: Bob Bak­er, Wes Naha­nee, Tra­cy Williams
host­ed by Kim Haxton. 
Indige­nous Resis­tance and Artis­tic Liberation  Feb­ru­ary 25, 2021  1 pm — 3:30 pm  Recount­ing past, present and future acts of artis­tic defi­ance, nation-build­ing and space-mak­ing. How artis­tic lib­er­a­tion trans­forms tra­di­tion­al teach­ings into the jus­tice-cen­tred decolo­nial sto­ry our future ances­tors need. (Zoom-gen­er­at­ed cap­tions will be pro­vid­ed, and a tran­script will be avail­able after the event.)  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Shel­ley Niro
Michael Nicoll Yahgu­lanaas
Tara Bea­gan
Mar­i­lyn Dumont
host­ed by Peter Morin 
Indige­nous The­atre Talk­ing Circle  Feb­ru­ary 26, 2021  11 am — 1 pm  Indige­nous the­atre prac­ti­tion­ers are invit­ed into con­stel­la­tions of care through this gath­er­ing. The dis­cus­sion will include Knowl­edge and Teach­ings from the Indus­try Series that can guide us in lift­ing one anoth­er up as artis­tic-rela­tions.This ses­sion is closed and will require registration.  Indus­try Series
Cir­cle Gathering 
Co-host­ed with wîcêh­towin The­atre Pro­gram, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan 

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