“Confluence of community, ceremony, and performance“
Miyawata Culture is a company devoted to the preservation, rejuvenation and dissemination of Traditional and Contemporary Cree culture and language.
Miyawata is a company which believes in Indigenous Performance as a field based on artistic practice, theories/methods and body of knowledge rather than based on identity. All Peoples are welcome to attend and take part in its work.
Miyawata’s activities are grounded in the belief that all of its theories, activities and methods are originate in the Traditions and Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, and it is these creative structures that act as the bridge in which all Peoples of the world are invited to take part in our activities.
Floyd P. Favel
Floyd P. Favel
Mr. Favel is a theatre theorist, director, essayist, based in Saskatchewan. He studied theatre in Denmark at the Tukak Teatret, a school for Inuit and Sami People and in Italy with Jerzy Grotowski, a Polish theatre director and one of the more influential theatre figures of the 20th century.
He is the curator of the Chief Poundmaker Museum (winner of the 2018 Indigenous Tourism Award). He is the director of the Poundmaker Indigenous Performance Festival, a global Indigenous festival that is multi-cultural in presentation. The premise of the festival is that Indigenous theatre is an artistic genre that is open to all People and not defined by ‘colonial identities.
He produced the documentary ‘Ashes and Embers’, a film about the Delmas Indian Residential School, directed by Alix Van Der Donckt Ferrand in 2021 which was premiered at the Presence Autochtone International Film Festival in Montreal, and it was screened at the Imaginative Film Festival in Toronto.
His book of collected essays on theatre methods and journalism was published by UNIWERSYTET SLASKI w Katowice, in 2022 in Poland in the Polish language. This is the first book published that articulate and outline an Indigenous theatrical method.
Alix Van Der Donckt-Ferrand
Art and Production Director
Alix Van Der Donckt-Ferrand is a multi disciplinary visual artist. She makes music under the name CUCURUCHA. She also runs the Centre du Rat, an art centre in and around her home in Montreal.