Indigenous Youth Leadership

August 10th, 2010 

Please post and forward to your Indigenous youth networks!

The Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts is thrilled to invite Indigenous Youth 16-24 in the GTAfor free Indigenous Youth Leadership Trainingto gather oral stories and respectfully retell througha collaborative Celebration of Life Performance

High School Credit available for TDSB High School Students!


Monday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 18

Plus Friday, August 20 for Celebration of Life Performance


Monday, August 16

Opening Circleto gather oral storiesDodem Kanonahsa 55 St. Claire E. - 6th Floor in INAC Building9am - 3pm

Tuesday - Wednesday August 17-18

Creative Skills Development to prepare collaborative performanceCentre for Indigenous Theatre Studio 325 King Street W. (near John)9am - 4pm

Friday, August 20

Wychwood Theatre 601 Christie Street (south of St. Claire) Artscape Wychwood Barns(sometimes buses going north from Bathurst to Helena is easier because the Christie bus slows down to every 1/2 hour - just walk west to Wychwood Theatre near the playground and water park)2pm prep for 5pm feast and 6pm performance!


The Indigenous Youth Leadership Training being offered by andpva gives youthskills to gather oral stories from Indigenous artists, elders and knowledge keepers and respectfully retell through a performance!Those not interested in being on stage can offer support to greet people, play music, digital projections, run art tables - there is lots of fun for all!


Youth will be training youth! This includes four andpva summer students funded through Miziwe BiikLeslie McCueSpencer BrighamMontana BaergAlexandre Nahdee

PLUS - Additional Facilitation/Training support from:Herbie Barnes, Improv TheatreMichaela Washburn, Theatre, Introduction to Shadow PuppetryJason Baerg, Visual and Multi-media artist, Introduction to Digital Animation
Indigenous artists, elders and knowledge keepers will be invited to opening circle to gather oral stories. By the end of the first day, youth will gain performance skills to prepare to retell stories gathered.This is a fun filled, energetic and playful opportunityfor Indigenous youth to make connections with our elders and knowledgwith Oral Stories Leading the Way through the arts.

LIMITED SPACES!For more information and/or to participate please contact andpva's Partnership Facilitator J'net A. Cavanagh  or email 

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