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The Debwewin Collective: Indigenous Land-based Research Project
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Arts & Culture Centre Stage

Debwewin Collective 

Debwewin (truth), Nibi (water) and Aki (land) connect the Debwewin Collective's roots, creative visions, and relationship.  A process of land based research exploring each of our territorial histories and knowledge, rooted in respectful and truthful relationships, Indigeneity, breath and healing, will inform the Debwewin Collective's creative journey. 

Collective Member Connections

Christine Friday is an Algonquin-Cree, Anishnaabe kwe from Friday’s Point on Lake Temagami. An established contemporary dancer-choreographer, her work is created in the present with connections to her ancestral land, teachings and family. 
 
Denise Bolduc is a Lake Superior (Gitchi Gami) Anishnaabe kwe, and a member of the Batchewana First Nation with family roots in Garden River First Nation. As a senior creative producer & director, her work is informed by her upbringing, ties to Gitchi Gami, and inspired by the resilience of Indigenous peoples. 

Brian Solomon is Anishnaabe, born in the remote village of Shebanoning/Killarney. As a dancer, choreographer, and revisionary of Anishnaabeg, Brian is passionate about helping people relearn their forgotten bodies.

Contextual information for the above:
Debwewin (truth) – The Debwewin Collective works in this manner, speaking the truth in all that we say and do so we may be true to ourselves, to each other and all other things.  Nibi (water) is the sustenance of life, and as Anishinaabe we are collectively responsible for protecting the water: water is a living spirit.  The Debwewin Collective territorial link is as ‘water’ people, and in being so, we will conduct ourselves in relationship with water and the land.  The truth is in the land.

 Through land research, our intent is to create a contemporary performance exploring each of our territorial histories, rooted in respectful and truthful relationships, Indigeneity, breath and healing.

Nibi/water is the sustenance of life, and as Anishinaabe we are collectively responsible for protecting the water: water is a living spirit and sustenance to life.   Our collective territorial link is as ‘water’ people, and in being so, we will conduct ourselves in relationship with water and the land.  The truth is in the land.  We believe we have responsibility to these gifts, and for the stories offered and revealed through our presence. 


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