Gchi Dewin, Stocky Center

I was honored to be invited as a guest performer back home for The 2nd Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival presented by Muskrat Magazine and Rez91 at the Stocky Center, Parry Sound Ontario:

Under the Spirit Moon

Gchi Dewin is an Anishinabe reference to people with big hearts – those traditional and contemporary storytellers who share their knowledge with the community. The Festival will include Anishinaabe master storytellers with roots in Wasauksing First Nation and across Ontario. A focus of this years Festival was on the meaning of wampum, treaties, the drum, reconciliation and stories from the land.

Events included: Afternoon Festival Opening and Welcome Feast
(Open to the public)
Performance by Maria Hupfield

Wampum Weaving Storytelling Circle
Treaty Making among the lakes of Georgian Bay with Niimki Tales host and newly appointed Ontario human Rights Commissioner, Maurice Switzer and former Wasauksing and Grand Council Chief John Beaucage

Evening Winter Storytelling Show
Under the Spirit Moon with Master Storytellers & Performances

Master Anishinaabe Storyteller John Rice
Comedian Ryan McMahon
Musical Guests Glen Gould and David DeLeary (Donna’s Boy)
Award winning emerging writer Rachel Deschenes-Pegahmagabow
Anishnaabembda Noongo Host Mskwaankwad Rice
Wasauksing Kinomaugewgamik Dewegan

Short Films: The Grandfather Drum, Honouring Willie Dunn and
The Ballad of Crowfoot

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