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Talking Stick Festival’s Kw’eykw`áystway Industry Series is Feb 16-20

Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

You’re invited to the Kw’eykw`áystway Industry Series* running February 16-20, 2017 

Kw’eykw`áystway (pronounced kwāy kwai stwhy) means “speaking with one another”. It’s a five-day forum which invites arts presenters, artists, scholars, funders and audience members together to further the development and strength of Indigenous arts. Over five days this series builds upon previous Industry Series Events to fortify existing and create new networks for the support for Indigenous art-makers, artists and organizations across the country.

Session topics include: “Creating Work as a Guest on Territory“, “Organization to Organization Collaborations” and “Strategies for Developing the Indigenous Arts Sector”. Delegates are also invited to attend live performances, including: Moonlodge, Celebration of Powwow and the Ab-Original Cabaret.

Moonlodge was originally written by Artistic Director of the Talking Stick Festival, Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), and is currently being produced by Urban Ink. In this piece, a girl who was removed from her home by Child Welfare government services hitchhikes across America, and discovers the authentic voice inside her that was silenced, but never lost.

Delegates receive a reduced rate ticket to attend Wax hoks en Shqalawin – Open Your Hearts Talking Stick Festival Gala at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on February 16th.

One pass for Kw’eykw`áystway Talking Stick Industry Series is $100. This includes 5 days of all-access to conversations, performances and hospitality. Individual sessions are at suggested drop-in fee of $15.

Due to limited space, advance registration Is recommended.


Program descriptions and venues are available in this booklet.

Register online at 

For more information, email

Subsidies are available for those with financial restrictions.

Programming subject to change.


*Presented by Full Circle: First Nations Performance, in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs

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