New Residency Program Announced!

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NEPA announces development of new 4-week residency program!

- Toronto, ON -
July 2017, 2018 and 2019

Native Earth is pleased to announce its participation in the Metcalf Foundation’s 2016 Creative Strategies Incubator. Through the CSI, Native Earth is developing the Mskomini Giizis Residency, which will occur over four weeks in July 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The Residency will offer Indigenous performing artist collectives a combination of space, resources, honorariums, travel and accommodation as they develop works beyond the initial creation phase.

Details, including the application form and guidelines will be available in November 2016.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.


 casting call – due Sept 25th

Emerald code Casting call

Emerald code Casting call

Deadline for Self Tapes is Sunday September 25TH at 4:00pm EST.


 Maura Garcia guest dance artist at...

Performance by Amado Espinoza & Karen Lisondra with guest dance artist Maura Garcia

Performance by Amado Espinoza & Karen Lisondra with guest dance artist Maura Garcia

-Kansas City, MO, USA-
Santa Fe Commons Park,
8045 Santa Fe Drive,
Overland Park, KS

(Located between the paint and quilting stores.)

Dance Accompanist to Amado Espinoza & Karen Lisondra
12:15 at the Overland Park Fall Festival!

Click here for more information


 Dialogues in Critical Indigenous...

Dialogues in Critical Indigenous Studies 3

Dialogues in Critical Indigenous Studies 3

-Vancouver, BC-
UBC First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall

September 22nd -24th, 2016

The theme of this year’s Dialogues event is “Indigenous Feminisms: Art in Practice.”

FILM SCREENING with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Lisa Jackson, and Dory Nason
September 22nd, 5:00, frederick wood theatre

DIALOGUES, PERFORMANCES, PROVOCATIONS with Leanne Simpson, JB Webster, Natalie Knight, Dory Nason, Margo Kane, Lisa Jackson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Rosemary Georgeson, Molly Billows, Kelsey Sparrow
September 23rd 10-3, first nations house of learning

GRADUATE STUDENT WORKSHOP with dialogues presenters
September 24th
to apply email fnisdialogues[at]

For this year’s Graduate Student gathering we are offering a development workshop. We ask that all participants bring something that they have been working on or would like to further develop. This could be an article, script, poem, song, piece of creative writing, or even an idea! We will spend some time in the morning introducing ourselves, and deepening conversation from the previous day. We will discuss provocations, themes and results that have been formulated from the previous events.

As a group, we will have time to share what we brought and our goals or intentions with the projects. We will break into smaller groups to collaborate and work on these projects and come together at the end of the session for a sharing and group discussion. Looking forward to sharing in this exciting process with everyone!

Please feel free to email us for further information!


 Gwaandak Theatre present Centered...

Submission deadline Sept 22nd. Workshop Sept 24th

Workshop Sept 24th

-Whitehorse, YT-

Event September 24
The Guild Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon

Gwaandak Theatre present Centered Creativity, a four-hour workshop designed to help us create from our artistic core with Toronto artist Clare Preuss.

About the workshop
This workshop will focus on daily, weekly and monthly self-care rituals that can help us go deep into the creative self-amidst the hustle of everyday life. We will look at ways to carve out time, space and energy to nourish our artist-self every day. Through techniques such as yoga, visualization, meditation, journaling and solo artistic excursions, we can encourage our creative self to be available and ready for artistic play. Participants will have the opportunity to devise their own life-plan for effective, consistent creation.

When? & Where?
Saturday Sept. 24, 10am-2pm, The Guild Hall

For whom?
For people from all levels of experience and all artistic disciplines. Ages 16 and up.

How much?
$25. Advance registration recommended as space is limited.
(Please contact us if this fee is a barrier to you.)

To register call us at 393-2676 or email us.

Marjolene Gauthier


 Full Circle would like to congratulate...

L: The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine R: Women of Papiyek

L: The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine R: Women of Papiyek


Full Circle: First Nations Performance would like to give a warm shout out to the writers, directors, actors and dramaturgs who participated in the production of The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine and Women of Papiyek at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Many of whom are involved with Full Circle.

The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine was written and directed by Associate Producer and Full Circle Ensemble Member, Deneh’Cho Thompson and starred Mayor Arts Award Recipient and Full Circle Ensemble Member, Tai Amy Grauman.

Women of Papiyek benefited from the work of Dramaturg Michael Springate, and Associate Dramaturg and Researcher, Kwasuun Sarah Vedan. It was also directed by former Board Member, Kim Harvey and starred Ensemble Member, Quelemia Sparrow and Associate Director, Margo Kane.

Please join us in giving the cast and crew of these two amazing plays a Full Circle round of applause.


 GTNT Announces 2016/2017 Season

Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre announces 16/17 season

Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre announces 16/17 season

-Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre announces 16/17 season-

In Care by Kenneth T. Williams
October 20 – 30, 2016

The latest script by Cree playwright Kenneth T. Williams, In Care is a four-character play about a mother’s struggle to get her children out of foster care. Janice Fisher has not had an easy life. She worked the streets as a teenager, had her first daughter taken when she was just 15, and was addicted to cocaine. That was 12 years ago and she’s turned her life around and is the mother of three happy girls, until a false accusation gets them apprehended by foster care. Now, Janice is trapped in a system like a butterfly in a spider’s web: the more she struggles to get out, the more stuck she gets.

Kohoms in Toyland By Curtis Peeteetuce
Nov 21 – Dec 2. 2016 Saskatchewan Tour
Dec 14 – 17 Saskatoon Run

With Christmas bonus cheques out, Sihkos and Zula are looking for the best gift ever. They believe that Toyland, a new discount store just north of the reserve, will have that gift. When they arrive the mischievous store-owner welcomes them with open arms. Soon Zula and Sihkos are drawn into the store’s surreal, mysterious and questionable presence

Iskotew by Jennifer Bishop
Featuring the 2016 / 2017 Circle of Voices Youth

Presented at STUDIO 914
March 10-17, 2017
The story of a young Indigenous woman with a lifelong dream of becoming a mixed martial arts (MMA) champion. Having been invited for her first professional match, she intends on travelling to Montreal for her MMA fighting debut…if she can get past the obstacles on her path.

Dominion by Andrea Ledding
Presented at STUDIO 914 May 18 – 28, 2016

Dominion is a five-person play revolving around two couples: Jack and Marie-Philippe, who occupy a new home, and Tatawaw and Nimitaw, previous owners of the home, who are now locked up in the bathroom. An exploration of relationships and the history of a country, all in one.

To read more about the upcoming season click here


 CCA Now hiring!

Job submissions due Sept 30th

Job submissions due Sept 30th

-Ottawa, ON-

Director, Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
Competition : 1200 (Internal/ External)
Status : Regular Full-time
Salary Scale : $106,900 to $125,700
Closing date : September 30, 2016

This is a targeted position for an individual who self-identifies as Indigenous and has knowledge of Indigenous arts practices.

The Council may inventory the information received from candidates for other similar positions.

About the Canada Council for the Arts
Join our team and play a role in supporting Canadian creativity. The Canada Council is a dynamic, highly respected federal Crown corporation with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and production of works in, the arts for the benefit of all Canadians. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages. For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts, please visit our website at

About the role



 Spotlight on Sandra Laronde

Sandra Laronde - Toronto, ON -
Arts innovator and leader Sandra Laronde will be leaving her position as Director of Indigenous Arts at the Banff Centre, effective October 16, 2016, to focus on her primary role as Artistic Director of Red Sky Performance in Toronto.

Ms. Laronde will embark on several new dance, theatre, music and interdisciplinary productions on Canadian and global stages. She will also spearhead two Canada 150 Signature Initiatives in 2017-18.

During her nine-year tenure at Banff, Sandra’s vision for the Centre was realized: to create exceptional programming informed by Indigenous cultures and worldviews, and to contribute to building vibrant Indigenous communities across Canada and worldwide. Substantial growth for Indigenous Arts and the Banff Centre was achieved under her leadership including innovative new programming that raised the artistic ceiling of contemporary Indigenous artistry in Canada. More...


 IPAA at Contact East 2016

IPAA @ Contact East 2016

IPAA @ Contact East 2016

- Saint John, NB-

Professional Development Session
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal – Fundy Room (2nd floor)

Contact East presents, in collaboration with CAPACOA and the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA), an opportunity to hear from members of the Maliseet community and the Indigenous performing artists working in the Atlantic Region. The Indigenous Protocols session will provide tools for Presenters and Contact East delegates to situate ourselves on the traditional territory of this land. The session will be two-fold; in the first half, members of the host First Nations discuss our relationship to the territory we live on or visit and in the second half, speakers will provide a framework for developing respectful engagement, building relationships, and creating collaboration within the performing arts community.

Click here to see full Schedule


 Story-songs by Leanne Betasamosake...


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

- Toronto, ON -
Album released Sept 30th

“Under Your Always Light,” the lead single off Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s forthcoming collection of story-songs, f(l)ight, is her own echo of Indigenous escape narratives — “a part of many different nations’ story telling practices,” she writes.

The single “Under Your Always Light” includes remixes from an exciting group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians: Teeqwa, Ziibiwan, Silver Jackson, Howie Beck & Jason Collett, Exquisite Ghost, and Impossible Nothing.

The themes present in “Under Your Always Light” — land, body, spirit, truth — are braided through all the tracks on f(l)ight.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s f(l)ight is out September 30th on RPM Records.

Pre-order the album here. Find more information at or CLICK HERE.


 RSD – Pow Wow Bootcamp Fall 2016

RSD Fall POWWOW Bootcamp 2016

RSD Fall POW WOW Bootcamp 2016

- Vancouver, BC -
The Dance Centre
677 Davie Street

September 18th & 25th, 2016
October  2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th, 2016

Pow Wow Bootcamp Fall 2016 Sunday Series with Nyla Carpentier
Kicks off Sunday, September 18th for 6 Sundays at The Dance Centre
Sundays – Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 * No Class Sunday, October 9th
Start off the new year with this exciting dance class taught by Pow Wow Dancer, Nyla Carpentier.

$15 drop-in
$70 full series – 6 Class Series / $65 Early Bird Special ***Pay Before Sept. 10 for Discount***

Get in shape! Have fun! Learn about Pow Wow Dance!

All are welcome, no dance experience necessary. Ages 12+

Email: or Phone: 604-646-0010 to register now!

Don’t miss Raven Spirit Dance at the Dance Centre’s open house for a FREE Pow Wow Bootcamp demo

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