Mukwa Giizis 2012 storytelling festival

The Deets:

Friday February 24, 2012
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Native Canadian Centre
16 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON

The Call Out:

ANDPVA in partnership with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents:

Mukwa Giizis 2012

“The truth about stories is, that’s all we are.”- Thomas King

A one-day storytelling festival.

Stories by Duke Redbird, Lee Maracle, Leanne Simpson and more!

Duke Redbird: Born in Southampton, Ontario, the sixth and last child of Jack and Kathleen Richardson, he is a Status Indian. In 1978 he received his M.A. in interdisciplinary studies at York University, Toronto, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in sociology there. In the sixties and seventies he was in the forefront of Native political organizations and was a prominent public speaker on Native issues, providing First Nations people in Canada with a new, young, and aggressive leadership. He was president of the Ontario Métis and Non-status Indian Association and director of their Land Claims Research, as well as vice-president of the Native Council of Canada, and was the subject of a biography (Red on white (1971) by Marty Dunn.)

Lee Maracle: Lee Maracle, of Salish and Cree ancestry, a member of the Stó:lō Nation, was born in North Vancouver, B.C. in 1950. She is the mother of four and grandmother of four and was one of the first Aboriginal people to be published in the early 1970s. She is one of the founders of the En’owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, BC, a learning institute with an Indigenous Fine Arts Program and an Okanagon Language Program. Maracle is an award-winning writer and teacher, and an occasional editor, film story editor, dramaturge, stage actor and a gifted orator.

Leanne Simpson: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer and scholar of Michi Saagiik Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, is an Adjunct Professor in Indigenous Studies at Trent University and an instructor at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge, Athabasca University. She has also lectured at Ryerson University, the University of Victoria, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg.

For more information please contact:
Leslie McCue
Partnership Facilitator
[email protected]
416.535.4567 ext 101



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