IPAA’s Intertribal Gathering travels to different communities each year, featuring local artists in Indigenous performance showcases, spotlighting Indigenous leaders in the region and encouraging national artistic leaders to connect with the work emerging across Turtle Island (North America). The Gathering will feature showcase performances by some of Canada’s top Indigenous theatre, dance, and musical performers.
IPAA is seeking host organizations to partner with for Intertribal Gathering 2025.
We look forward to bringing our community together in a new place in the spirit of learning and sharing Indigenous Culture.
Every two years, IPAA’s Intertribal Gathering travels to different communities each year, features local artists in Indigenous performance showcases, spotlightsIndigenous leaders in the region and encourages national artistic leaders to connect with the work emerging across Turtle Island (North America).
ITG is an opportunity for Indigenous artists and arts professionals, and our allies, to connect, exchange knowledge, learn from each other, and experience performances from top Indigenous artists.
The Gathering will feature showcase performances by some of Canada’s top Indigenous theatre, dance, and musical performers.
We are seeking organizations to partner with to host ITG on their territory. This could include making a venue space available, or having ITG participants attend a major festival or cultural presentation. Tell us about your organization, what you do, and why you think you would be a good host for ITG25.
At this time, we are only looking to partner with Indigenous-focused organizations, but non-Indigenous allies are welcome at ITG.
ITG25 can take place at any time of year in 2025.
For an overview of ITG 2023, see the ITG23 page on our website.
Applications are due by Monday, October 2, 2023. We will follow up with applicants by the end of October.
2013 Ontario Showcase at Cahoots Theatre, Toronto
2014 Prairie Showcase at La Cite, in collaboration with Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Saskatoon, SK
2015 Indigenous Language Showcase at Native Earth Performing Arts in collaboration with Aluna Theatre, Toronto
2016 Northwestern Showcase at Da Kų Cultural Centre in collaboration with Aboriginal Curatorial Collective in Haines Junction and Whitehorse, Yukon
2018 Urban and Rural Arts Showcase at Aanmitaagzi (The Big Medicine Studio) in North Bay, ON
2021 Intertribal Gathering, Online Edition
2023 Kjipuktuk (Halifax)
In 2023, the IPAA community gathered in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) for our first in-person gathering since 2018.
Showcase host: Jessica Brown
Workshop facilitator: Terri-Lynn Brennan
May 10 – Dance Showcase
May 11 – Music Showcase
May 12 – Theatre Showcase
ITG23 Photo credits: Conor McSweeny