Registration for Kwä̀n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi is now open!

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Feb 29, 2016To honour the traditions of cultures that move on the land, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective – Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA) is centering the 2016 national gathering around a Northern fire. Kwä̀n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi (Sit by the fire with us – Ensemble autour du feu)will take place on the traditional Territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council in Whitehorse, Yukon at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, from September 28 – 30. The focus of this event is on North and South coming together to share and exchange ideas about Indigenous curatorial practices, cultural production and art-making. To this end, the programming is structured around Indigenous discursive principles and conversational models with respect to the protocols of the First Peoples on whose territory we are gathering.The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective – Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA) is a national arts service organization composed of Indigenous curators and artists. This will be the 7th national gathering that the ACC-CCA has organized since its founding in 2006. The ACC-CCA would like to acknowledge the financial contribution of the Canada Council for the Arts and our partners in Whitehorse, without whom this gathering would not be possible. The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, the Yukon Arts Centre and the Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association have been integral to the successful elaboration of this event.For further information on programming and registration please visit: Inquiries may be addressed to Clayton Windatt, Acting Executive Director:

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Le 29 février 2016En vue de rendre hommage aux cultures nomades du territoire, le Collectif des commissaires autochtones – Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (CCA-ACC) concentrera les activités de son rassemblement national 2016 autour d’un feu nordique. Kwä̀n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi (Sit by the fire with us – Ensemble autour du feu) se déroulera sur le territoire traditionnel de la Première nation des Kwanlin Dün et le Conseil des Ta’an Kwäch’än, au Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre de Whitehorse (Yukon), du 28 au 30 septembre. Nous tablons sur cette rencontre Nord-Sud pour partager et échanger des idées sur les pratiques commissariales, la production culturelle et le savoir-faire artistique autochtones. À ces fins, la structure de la programmation tient compte des principes discursifs et des modèles de conversation autochtones, en regard des protocoles des Premières nations qui nous accueillent.Le CCA-ACC est un organisme de services national dans le domaine des arts qui regroupe des commissaires et des artistes autochtones. Il s’agira du 7e rassemblement de ce type organisé depuis sa fondation en 2006. Nous tenons à remercier le Conseil des Arts du Canada pour sa contribution financière ainsi que nos partenaires de Whitehorse, sans lesquels ce rassemblement n’aurait pas été possible. Le Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, le Yukon Arts Centre et le Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association ont aussi contribué fortement à l’élaboration de cet événement.Pour obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires à propos de la programmation et des modalités d’inscription, veuillez consulter le site web du rassemblement : Les demandes doivent être acheminées  à Clayton Windatt, notre directeur intérimaire, à :

Registration for Kwä̀n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi is now open!

Registration amounts:
• Regular Day Pass $75
• 2-Day Pass $100
• Youth/Elder Regular Day Pass $30
• Youth/Elder Both Days Pass $50
• Institution / Delegate Both Days Pass $175*

*Delegates will be recognized as representatives of their particular institutions and formally acknowledged in our event schedule and on our website.

Online registration is available through


You can also make payments in the form of cheques payable to Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. When registering by mail, we require that you print and fill out the registration form and mail it with payment to:

247 Cockburn Rd.
Sturgeon Falls, ON

Payment is due upon registration. Cheques must be received within a reasonable time of registration and prior to the event. Hotel discount codes are being secured now and will be posted on our website as they become available. Discounts codes will be sent directly to those registered giving them first access and priority booking. Event management will contact you to confirm receipt of registration form and payment. For any questions, concerns or to make payment arrangements, please contact

Individual travel grants to help cover the costs of attending Kwä̀n Mày Dáyè Dàátthʼi may be applied for through the Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects

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