Day 2

2020 Poundmaker Indigenous Performance Festival

Online August 6-8, 2020

The primary purpose of this festival is to celebrate the talent and diversity of our local Indigenous singers, dancers, poets, and actors. This local celebration is in the context of celebrating and presenting the various manifestations of global Indigenous performance, theory and methods as part of and alongside diverse world theatre practices.

We live in a world that is in a crisis, as foretold by our Indigenous spiritual leaders of the past. The traditional and spiritual presentations and ceremonies are to remind us that these are the basis of our cultures, world views and contemporary artistic practices and that it is vital that we share this knowledge with the world.

It is crucial that the festival and conference take place in an Indigenous community as family and community are the basis of Indigenous cultures worldwide. As well, to present the festival and conference in holistic Indigenous structures and venues in our own community is an act of empowerment and de-colonization.

Performances, Presentations & Lectures

August 7, 2020
Émilie Monnet and Waira JacanamijoyMutumbajoy with Mélanie O’bomsawin
La Vida es una Pinta – Painting Life
Dr. Gerald McMaster
Artists I knew
Virginie Magnat
In Search of Healing: Artaud’s Testimony about his Encounter with the Tarahumara

Kent Monkman and Gisele Gordon 
Collaborating with Miss Chief
Melanie Favel
Home Fire
Dr. Dawn Martin Hill
Where Science and Prophecy Meet
Lux Benson and Howard Clay
The Arrival of the Sacred Medicine
Jill Carter
bug: Activating Healing in ‘Irreconcilable Space’

Join us live!


Åsa Simma. Reflections on performing arts among the Sami Peoples

Zoom Webinar Link
Meeting ID: 811 9242 9169


Dr. Kahente Horn Miller. Paintings To Power: The Meaning of the Mohawk Warrior Flag

Zoom Webinar Link Meeting ID: 982 8585 9276

August 6, 2020

Floyd Favel
Presents the Festival – Theatre: Younger Sibling of Tradition
Iwona Wozniak 
Floyd Favel – Grotowski from the Cree family – Theatre and Ritual in the Theatrical Method of Floyd Favel
Dr. Kahente Horn Miller
Tsi ni tsi wen:a: To Make Alive in the Minds of the People
Dr. Dave Courchene
The Importance of Language and Identity
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
The World at a Crossroads
Hélène Choquette. 
The making of Kanata: 2 years in the eye of a documentary filmmaker
Home –an indigenous adaptation of Uncle Vanya By Zagłębie Theatre and Miyawata Culture Inc.
Daphie Pooyak
Cree Nakota Teachings
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