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Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival

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Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival

MUSKRAT Magazine and 91.3 FM Presents:

THE 1ST ANNUAL GCHI DEWIN INDIGENOUS STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL
December 4, 2015
Parry Sound Friendship Centre (12pm – 3pm)
Stockey Centre for Performing Arts (7pm – 9pm)

On December 4, 2015, Parry Sound Friendship Centre and the Stockey Centre for Performing Arts will host the 1st Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival. Since time immemorable, storytelling has been a major tradition in Indigenous culture that is often used to pass on cultural history, values, beliefs and way of life.

Come join the festivities with celebrated authors, historians, filmmakers and musical guests from across Turtle Island as they share their stories with the community. The line up includes:

Daytime Programming (12-3)

Welcoming feast and opening by John Rice
Historical Wasauksing slide presentation by Vince Chechock
Anishinabe Storytelling Circle

Evening Programming (7-9)

John Rice: Traditional knowledge keeper, Wasauksing Origin Stories
Waubgeshig Rice: Celebrated author, Legacy
Brian McInnes: Oral historian, Untold Stories of Wasauksing Hero Francis Pegahmagabow
Shania Tabobondung : Filmmaker, My Story
Short Film: GAA-ONDINANG DAKWAANO MAKWA (How The Bear Got A Short Tail)
Musical Guests: Lisa McLaughlin and James Lewis

There will be giveaways and more!

About MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

About CHRZ Rez91FM

CHRZ Rez91, is a community radio station, broadcasting from Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound, ON. The stated mission of the station is to give the Community of Wasauksing a progressive presence and voice reaching out to our neighbours and to the many visitors to this tourist destination. CHRZ Rez91 formats a combination of blues and classic rock while spotlighting aboriginal and local talent.

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MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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