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INDIGENizeUS – Part 3

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.

Arts and crafts are commonly associated with kids, and so it is brushed off as an activity that is not important for the ordinary adult. However, through my teachings I have learned that art is how we tell our stories, and those stories are our traditions, sacred to us and part of our being.

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INDIGENizeUS – Part 2

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.

When Leslie and I were designing the INDIGENizeUS workshops, we wondered what would be the best delivery method for each of the seven grandfather teachings and activities. Selecting “Respect” as the first sacred teaching to be explored in the workshops was a conscious and important choice.

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INDIGENizeUS – Part 1

By Lindy Kinoshameg, YPT Community Engagement Facilitator

First off, I would like to say that theatre production is a wonderful world. It has allowed me the opportunity to tour places I would never have gone on my own — places within Canada, the US, and New Zealand. One thing I’ve noticed in all the theatres I have been to– from every backstage crew member to every production manager – is that everyone knows how a traditional show is supposed to run, but anything outside of that gets treated as extraneous. My experience on the road let me see the gaps of missing Indigenous awareness and knowledge, and they echo loudly in my memory:

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