Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
Summer Solstice is upon us. At the changing of the season IPAA provides highlights of the Indigenous performance across Turtle Island.

On this first day of summer IPAA would like to express our gratitude for your commitment to the Indigenous performance community.

In the spirit of appreciation the IPAA Board of Directors have these words to share.

Message from the President of IPAA:

I was recently in the rehearsal room in Vancouver where stories were shared about the teachings of the geese.  The leader of the geese, the one at the point of the V is the one that guides the group.  The leader cuts through the wind and air current so the rest can move forward with more ease.  

Moving forward. 

Arriving at a new place.

There is also a time when the leader has to fall back and others must take the lead, that the work is ultimately carried by the collective.  

The IPAA Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the leadership with which Yvette Nolan has provided us for over 10 years.  Yvette is moving on from the IPAA Board and we want to acknowledge her work and dedication to this organization and our community.  She has been a champion for IPAA and has worked tirelessly to move this organization forward.  She has nurtured and mentored our Directors and Coordinators building a strong foundation for our organization to continue to learn and grow.  

Mahsi-cho Yvette for leading IPAA across this distance to now and instilling this organization with a keen sense of direction.

Michelle Olson
IPAA Board President
Artistic Director of Raven Spirit Dance

Migrating Geese + Moon
Welcome new IPAA members!

As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day there is much work being presented
from coast to coast to coast!

Daniel David Moses and Falen Johnson
Playwright, poet and essayist Daniel David Moses is the 2015 recipient of the OAC Aboriginal Arts Award nominates Falen Johnson.

Margo Kane received an
Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of the Fraser Valley on June 12, 2015.
Darrell Dennis wins award
Writer, actor, and radio-personality Darrell Dennis wins Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) Aboriginal Literature Award. Congrats!
Michelle Thrush receives Best Performance by an Alberta Actress at the 2015 Alberta Film & TV Awards for her performance on Blackstone
Congratulations to Jani Lauzon for her nomination of OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - ENSEMBLE in Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre), Modern Times/Aluna Theatre.
Congratulations to Craig Lauzon for his nomination of OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE - ENSEMBLE in Trudeau and Levesque, VideoCabaret in assocaiton with Soulpepper. 
Aqua new album
Aqua’s new album Hand Drum Stories will be released in July 2015 while she is on the Pow Wow Trail performing and promoting her new work of art.
Canada Council is hiring

Looking for a full time gig in Ottawa?
Theatre Section Program Officer
(English and French)

Closing date : June 25, 2015
Kathleen Merrit
Consider donating to Inuit throat-singer Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merrit's
Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for her debut album
Ivaluarjuk: Ice, Lines and Sealskin. 
Check out these 9 Indigenous musicians you need to hear featured on CBC Music.

Crown PBinaeshee-Quae, Kristi Lane Sinclairand more. 
Alianait Arts Festival
Alianait Arts Festival presents music, film, storytelling, dance, circus, and arts in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Festival runs 
June 26 - July 1, 2015. 
Adaka Cultural Festival
Adaka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, YK runs June 26 - July 2 at the
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.
Raven Spirit Dance T Shirts
Come join Raven Spirit Dance in celebrating National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake this Sunday June 21st from 12pm-5pm.
Dancing Land Connections
Full Circle is seeking submissions for the Ensemble and the Talking Stick Festival in February 2016.

They are also featuring Rulan Tangen in their summer program Indian Acts
Dancing Land Connections.
Café Daughter
Cafe Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams will produced by Workshop West Playwrights Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Arts in Edmonton, AB
Nov. 26 - Dec. 6, 2015
Supaman, hip-hop artist, musician, and fancy dancer from the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation in Montana is at The Banff Centre on June 24, 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Eric Harvie Theatre.
SNTC Othello

SNTC is partnering with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan for a production of William Shakespeare’s Othello.
Nova Courchene is the stage manager and cultural advisor for Breadcrumbs, an adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, taking place in rural Manitoba.
PJ Prudat is Cleopatra
PJ Prudat stars as Cleopatra
Anthony and Cleopatra
A story of occupation, set on the pre-confederation plains of Manitoba.

Candy Palmater (The Candy Show) has been keeping busy with an Uncompromising Women campaign, filming, writing, and guest hosting.

Check out her website for more details!
Indigenous Literary Studies Association

Indigenous Literary Studies Association
The Arts of Community

Inaugural Gathering at Six Nations of the Grand River October 1-3, 2015 

Join us this October for our Inaugural Gathering at Six Nations!
DECLARATION: REPATRIATION at the ROM (Article 11) is extended to July 5, 2015. Featuring: Plex, Lee Maracle, Kitsuné Soleil, Cherish Violet Blood and Theola Ross
Aria Evans premiers Dessicated @ Summerworks
Aria Evans premiers a multidisciplinary performance merging dance, live vocal soundscape, sculptural installation and projection @ SummerWorks called Dessicated.
Kaha:wi summer intensive
Kaha:wi Summer Intensive Program is open for registration, running
August 3 - August 28th, 2015.
VideoCabaret’s Trudeau starring Craig Lauzon and Michaela Washburn is on stage in Toronto until June 27.

Jessica Lea Fleming joins the cast for a reading of The Orchard by Sarena Parmar, Cahoots Theatre’s
Lift Off Festival
Saturday, June 20th @ 8pm
Misitim in Toronto
Red Sky presents Mistatim
Featuring: Sera-Lys MacArthur and Carlos Rivera June 19th-20th
Fort York Indigenous Arts Festival
Fort York Indigenous Arts Festival
Tanya Tagaq headlines the festival
Saturday, June 20th @ 8:30pm
Singer River renews our relationship with the Wonscotonach (Don) River as part of the Pam Am Path Art Relay on July 4 & 5th. Produced in colloboration with Native Earth, Regent Park Focus, Todmorden Mills, Aanmitaagzi, and Evergreen. 
Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Opening Ceremony of Planet IndigenUS!

July 31st
Sanderson Centre Brantford, ON

Get your tickets now!
Goombine Links To Our Past explores the practice of fusing contemporary and traditional dance techniques, integral to the dance methodologies of Indigenous choreographers. 
Article 11's In Spirit Aug 5 & 6th
written & directed by Tara Beagan.
Designed by Andy Moro.
Performed by Sera-Lys McArthur  
Going Home Star
Going Home Star -
Truth and Reconciliation

with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Mask Dancing Workshop
Mask Dancing Workshop
August 8th, 2015
1 - 1:30pm Vivi Sorenson
2:30 - 3:15pm
Vivi Sorenson and Sylvia Cloutier
Day of Dance
Day of Dance
August 9th, 2015

Day of Dance brings together some of todays top Indigenous choreographers from across the world.

Aanmitaagzi’s Summer Theatre Arts Program is a six-week intensive course in theatre arts.
Yvette Nolan Medicine Shows

Congratulations to Yvette Nolan 
for launching her book on Aboriginal Theatre 
Medicine Shows in Ottawa. 

Stay tuned for details of the Toronto launch this fall.
IPAA is pleased to confirm we will be hosting the next Indigenous Performance Network Meeting at the Prismatic Festival (August 19 - 23).

Write your travel grants now to participate in the Network.
Train of Thought has it's final stop on the Atlantic this weekend, produced by Jumblies Theatre and partners.
Maura Garcia
Maura Garcia presents Ahwisgvsgo’i 
at the Dances at the Lakes Festival.
Jeremy Proulx

Jeremy Proulx will be joining the talented ensemble cast of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST with Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia this summer.

Justin Many Fingers is collaborating with Bangarra Dance Theatre 
in Australia!

Read about his experience here.


Happy Summer Solstice!!
IPAA Staff

Cole Alvis Executive Director
Brittany Ryan Network Coordinator
Lena Recollet Social Media Animator

Janet Antone Membership Coordinator
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