Experience an honest, inspiring journey into the heart of what it means to be human. A sacred fire and open sky surround you as a small Anishinaabeg family share their 18,000-year old story, one gifted to them through generations of elders. A story for all mankind about the preservation of humanity – who will listen? Through the power of storytelling, The Global Savages endeavors to create a fundamental shift in the way we understand First Nations people. Framed within the telling of the 18,000 year history of the Indigenous people of North America, audiences will come to understand the unique world-view of Aboriginal people. A Group Creation by the Debajehmujig Storytellers based on Anishinaabeg stories and teachings passed down from Cultural Elder Eddie King.Created by: Debajehmujig Storytellers (Manitoulin Island)Performance dates:
June 8: 7:00PM
June 9: 7:00PM
June 10: 4:00PM
June 12: 7:00PM
June 13: 7:00PMPrice:
Pay-What-You-CanRelated Free Magnetic Encounters
- Film Screening: Elders Gone AWOL (Thursday, June 11th - 5-7pm at the Bytown Museum). The Debajemuhjig Storytellers create a project to bring together Elders and youths in their community.
- The Exchange Experience: Validating 500 Years of First Nation History (Friday, June 12th 1-5pm NAC Rehearsal Hall A). An open, interactive workshop where participants learn about sacred teachings while becoming creative collaborators exploring First Nation historical, political, and social issues. Bring a blanket! Taught by Suzanne Keeptwo; co-presented with Jumblies Theatre.
- Train of Thought by Jumblies Theatre (Saturday, June 13th 11-2pm Rideau Canal Locks below the Bytown Museum). A Travelling company of artists is coming to Ottawa for an outdoors improvisational arts drop-in.
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