Native Women in the Arts, Ka’nikonhrí:yo Gatherings: March 5, 2017.

 

Native Women in the Arts is pleased to announce the Ka’nikonhrí:yo Gatherings: A new series starting with a hand drum making workshop on March 5, 2017.
 

The Ka’nikonhrí:yo Gatherings will connect cultural leaders to the Indigenous community in Toronto and will strengthen, empower, and support our community members through monthly lectures, discussions, and workshops. As an Indigenous arts and cultural organization, we are dedicated to supporting our community by offering programming that is rich in cultural content and that contributes to the process of reclaiming culture.

In the Ka’nikonhrí:yo Gatherings, we will present leaders who can discuss identity, wellness, language revitalization, traditional arts, ceremony, and history, as well as issues that face our communities such as climate change and the environment, decolonization, reconciliation, and sovereignty. These discussions will be through teachings within an Indigenous context, and based on each leader’s own distinct nation and culture. Ka’nikonhrí:yo means to have a good mind in Kanien’kéha (Mohawk).
 

We are pleased to announce the first three speakers in the series:

Hand Drum Making with Clayton Samuel King, March 2017

Wampum and Treaties with Rick Hill, April 2017

Under the Husk Film and Rights of Passage with Katsitsionni Fox, May 2017
 

Clayton Samuel King “Waab-Shki-Makoons” will present a hand drum making workshop at the Centre for Social Innovation, with discussions about traditional and modern Anishinaabe life. He will guide each participant as they create their own hand drum, discuss Anishinaabe teachings sounding the drum, and answer questions.

Workshop: Sunday, March 5, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: CSI215 Spadina Ave, 4th floor – Innovation Lab 
For more info: events@nwia.ca
Registration and Material Fee: eventbrite – space is limited*

Clayton Samuel King “Waab-Shki-Makoons” is a professional artist who graduated in April 2010 with a Fine Art Advanced Diploma from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Clayton has painted predominantly with acrylics, but works with other mediums like photography, sculpture, graphite, traditional First Nation’s crafts, and he also performs as a Northern Traditional Pow Wow Dancer. He has displayed his art in four solo exhibitions and 22 selected group exhibitions since his studies. Clayton contributes in the education sector in Simcoe County by doing First Nations painting and cultural interpretive workshops that help bridge an understanding of First Nations art and history to native and non-native students alike. Born and raised in St.Catharines, Ontario, Clayton has been a resident of Barrie, Ontario, since the fall of 2011. He has also run his business White Bear Art since that time as well. Clayton Samuel King is of Potawatomi descent and is a member of Beausoleil First Nation.

 

Women’s Hand Drumming with Veronica Johnny:

In partnership with Veronica Johnny and Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, this series of women’s hand drumming sessions are intended as practice and learning spaces for emerging and novice drummers. Origin stories of songs, protocols, leading songs, and cultural contexts will be integrated into the teaching of each song, and participants are encouraged to share their knowledge.

Sessions are FREE though registration is requested. Please send your name and email address to info@nwia.ca, along with any questions you may have. Join the Facebook event page.

Dates:                                                                                                                
Tuesday, February 14 & 28 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm                           
Tuesday, March 14 & 28 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: 
Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Unit 10 – 160 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1K5

Please note that you must provide your own hand-drum or shaker to participate.

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