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One Wave Gathering: 10th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Saturday, 09 September 2017 08:41

International Indigenous Arts and Culture Celebration September 16, 2017

Hosted on Lekwungen Territory with permission of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

BC Legislature Lawn (501 Belleville St.)

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership presents the tenth anniversary of One Wave Gathering

This milestone features the unveiling of the Longhouse Project, an unprecedented public art installation on the BC Legislature lawn, a historic Lekwungen village site. Four temporary longhouse structures will be raised featuring youth designs in the styles of Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and South Pacific peoples. This project was produced in partnership with MediaNet and Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob. Learn more

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy interactive displays, educational activities and cultural sharing with Indigenous leaders and artists. Join in the fun with an interactive weaving activity and a public game of Slahal!

Experience dance presentations by North and South Pacific groups and works by Indigenous artists Hjalmer Wenstob, Karen Whetung, Eddi Wilson, Nahaan and Victoria’s Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde.

Schedule of events

10:00  Opening and Welcome from Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam and Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas

11:00  Lekwungen Dancers

12:00  Esquimalt Singers & Dancers

1:00  Tusitala Polynesian Dance Group

2:00  Ahousaht Dance Group

3:00  Pearls of the South Pacific

4:00  Kwakiutl Dancers

Remembering Lindsay Delaronde, Nahaan and Eddi Wilson

Remembering is a collaborative performance piece co-created by Mohawk artist Lindsay Delaronde and Nahaan, a Tlingit artist based in Seattle. This performance will be presented at the Legislature building during One Wave Gathering. Performing at the legislature building confronts colonialism and the impact it has on our relation to our human being. This performance brings forth a narrative of intimacy, connection and equality of the feminine and masculine,  and the fall of matriarchy and the rise of colonial patriarchy. Lindsay and Nahaan will perform through body gestures and actions that reflect a healing process and bring back balance, harmony and remembering through resurgence of culture and healing ceremony.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:30

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