We Are All Treaty People – A Forum, featuring Dr. Duke Redbird

treaty people forum

To learn more about We Are All Treaty People, click here.

Audition Technique

By Sammy Schofield, YPT Drama School Volunteer

What are life’s greatest – and even scariest – challenges? Maybe it’s conquering your fear of heights and riding the tallest rollercoaster, or maybe it’s being in the same room as a giant spider! Actors in theatre face many challenges in their work. But before an actor performs in a play they must face the first epic challenge: the audition!

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7th Generation Image Makers at YPT

We are honoured to have 7th Generation Image Makers create a new mural for the YPT lobby! Here is a sneak peek at their work, which illustrates the Seven Grandfathers through their associated clans/animals.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at their design concept and painting process.

The Artists: Renae Deneschezhe, Jacob Henry, Taylor Cameron, Deshaun Whyte and Nishina Shapwaykeesic-Loft

Photos by @7thgenerationimagemakers.

Click here for more information on Indigenous learning at YPT.

INDIGENizeUS – Part 6

By Lindy Kinoshameg, YPT Community Engagement Facilitator

About INDIGENizeUS:  During YPT’s 2017/18 Season, the entire staff participated in INDIGENizeUS workshops created by Lindy Kinoshameg and Leslie McCue that focused on Indigenous relations, raising cultural awareness, and exploring individual reconciliation. Learning began around the seven sacred teachings of Respect, Bravery, Humility, Love, Honesty, Wisdom, and Truth. The intention behind the workshop series is to hear stories from Indigenous artists/elders and participate in traditions first-hand. It is our hope that programs such as this will begin building a bridge between nations and help take the first steps toward reconciliation. To read INDIGENizeUS – Part 1, click here.

The grandfather teaching of LOVE is based on viewing your inner-self from the perspective of all teachings, and from the notion that each of us must love ourselves truly. From this, the notion of “loving ourselves before we can love others” came to mind. So we thought this would be the perfect time to reflect on what it truly means to be ‘Canadian’, and to move forward with a deeper understanding of where we come from in terms of what has actually transpired on these lands over the past 150 years and the legacy of colonization that endures.

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The Pulse of Applied Theatre

By Dennis D. Gupa, PhD Candidate Applied Theatre | Department of Theatre University of Victoria & YPT Scholar in Residence

From my Field notes: Entering the Community, Re-imagining the Future, and the Pulse of Applied Theatre

My doctoral project focuses on climate change, indigenous knowledge, and sea rituals in coastal communities in the Philippines. I am interested in how community members particularly local elders who inhabit the coast tell their stories on the impact of strong weather events in their lives and their practice of traditional ecological knowledge. The research methodology that I am using is applied theatre-as-research, which is an innovative process of engaging the involved informants and the communities. It employs cutting-edge technique in executing a research that is both artistic and highly collaborative.

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