EDMONTON – Canada’s original international Indigenous speaker series, REDx Talks, gives a platform to some of the most influential elders, creatives, thinkers and agents of change on Indigenous and conciliation issues. The groundbreaking Edmonton premiere, REDx Talks: Art is the Medicine will be a full evening of ideas, engagement and dialogue. Honoring the Indigenous spirit of oral tradition, REDx Talks will showcase speakers such as: Grand Chief of Treaty 6, Chief Tony Alexis; award-winning Canadian chef and TV-personality, Shane Chartrand; and multidisciplinary Métis artist, Moe Clark.
REDx Talks is produced by the Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society, which endeavours to explore treaties between Indigenous and settler cultures and individuals: treaties past, present and possible. Engaging with and sharing Indigenous worldviews, together we build a knowledge bundle to be transferred to future generations from every part of the globe.
“Iiniistsi is the Blackfoot word for ‘treaty’, but the spirit and intent of the word holds a deeper meaning of peace, trust and new beginnings,” says Cowboy Smithx, curator of REDx Talks and Artistic Director for Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society.
In association with Alberta Aboriginal Arts’ annual Rubaboo Arts Festival, the Edmonton premiere of REDx Talks on February 3rd at La Cite Francophone will be a major event. Showcasing seven powerful Indigenous speakers, REDx Talks will also host performances, music, Q+A’s, refreshments, and engagement with organizations and community leaders of all Treaty 6 Nations.
Tickets are priced in three tiers at $40, 55 and 75 dollars, and are available online now at www.redxtalks.org, or at La Cite Francophone’s box office.
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More REDx Talks programming being planned for 2016.
See http://www.redxtalks.org for more details.