october, 2021

26oct(oct 26)2:00 pm T27(oct 27)11:45 pm TFeaturedFeasting Our Words  Season of Four Fires

Time

26 (Tuesday) 2:00 pm T - 27 (Wednesday) 11:45 pm T View in my time

Location

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2W3

Event Details

Feasting Our Words builds our collective Fire

through our songs, dance, deeds, and stories

A way to remember our

Sacred Teachings

FEASTING OUR WORDS

to honour legacy, to celebrate abundance

We raise our hands to those who have gathered throughout this season of four fires. With gratitude, we honour those who have made possible a 20-year legacy of creative sovereignty, cultural wisdom, and Indigenous joy.

We feast in honour and remembrance for what has endured. We feast around this final fire to strengthen those who carry forth the sacred roles of artist, knowledge keeper, warrior, teacher, leader and learner.

Our work around these four fires has been an echo of our ancestor’s sacred teachings and a call to the future ancestors within us all. Gather now to feast our words, to ensure a lineage of Indigenous abundance, and to harvest a collective embodiment of ancestral hope.

Tuesday October 26 – 2PM

Residencies as Reimaginings: A Roundtable Conversation

Industry Series (public event: in person and in Zoom webinar)

This event is FREE At The Roundhouse Community Centre

Tuesday October 26 – 8PM

Wordplay & Rhythms for the Spirit!

Part of the Talking Stick Festival Season of Four Fires

This event is FREE At The Roundhouse Community Centre

Wednesday October 27 – 7PM

Talking Stick Gala Comes Full Circle 

Gala + Feast

This event (including community feast) is FREE – Donations Welcome.

Bring your moccasins to enter KOOKUM’S MOCCASIN CONTEST! Lots of prizes to be won!

Performers include: Sound mixes from DJ Kokum, Our Emcee for the evening, Jordan Waunch. A touch of burlesque with members of Virago Nation, Monday Blues and RainbowGlitz. A fashion show, VIFW X SUPERNATURALS, from Supernaturals. Swing blues groove with Blue Moon Marquee.

Organizer

Full CircleFull Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists. Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary artist and Indigenous arts leader, founded Full Circle in 1992. Upon establishing Full Circle, Kane's vision was to make a profound contribution to the development of Indigenous performance in Canada. In 2018 Full Circle: First Nations Performance launched the Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Live Series. The Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Live Series aims to offer learning and career-enhancing opportunities to Indigenous musical artists through the sharing of ideas and knowledge and through the exploration of contemporary Indigenous music. Múyuntsut ta Slúlum comes from the Squamish Nation and means ‘to submerge/sink/immerse yourself in songs/music’. It is an open invitation to music industry professionals, established, emerging and aspiring, to work in reciprocity and from a strengths-based perspective to support and ensure the ongoing development of Indigenous music. This series has been supported by funding from Creative BC, FACTOR and SOCAN.info@fullcircle.ca #416-268 Keefer Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5

Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • DJ Kookum

    DJ Kookum

    [Alexis Nakota Sioux]

    Kookum is an Indigenous DJ and videographer from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Cold Lake First Nations, their maternal Denesuline traditional territory. Based out of Vancouver BC, Kookum has been making a name for their self across the country and is no stranger in the community. Kookum is an open format DJ but grew up listing to EDM and Hip Hop music. This diverse mix diva slays on the decks and always keeps it hype, fresh, and unpredictable.

    [Alexis Nakota Sioux]

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