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Tawnshi, community of artists: 
After a whirlwind year, we are looking back as we prepare for the longest night.
In our Winter Solstice newsletter last year we spoke of the incredible water protector Autumn Peltier. Recently, she prepared another speech asking the Prime Minister to keep his word and protect the water.

The incredible young speaker (above) Autumn Peltier is from Wikwemikong, as is former IPAA Administrator Lena Recollet who continues her career as a spoken word / stand up artist as well as teaching Anishinabemowin through the arts.

Other administrators who spent time in our office this year include:
Janet Antone who has increased our newsletters from every solstice and equinox to monthly digests and continues to impress with her design skills for IPAA's marketing.

 Tyler Marsden started as our Operations Coordinator this month and will ensure our office has the foundation we need to claim space for all Indigenous performing artists.

Brittany Ryan completes her last day as Operations Manager at the Alliance today. With her production and arts admin skills we achieved many goals including bringing our Intertribal Gathering to the Yukon in October.

 Olivia Shortt is pursuing her Master's in Music and provided support in the summer months creating the website for our northern Intertribal Gathering in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction, Yukon), traditional and self-governed territories of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. 

Gitchi Meegwetch to the staff, Grand Council [Board of Directors] and our volunteers who support us in advocating for our community of artists.

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!

Cole Alvis
[Executive Director] 

What's in our Newsletter
Welcome New IPAA Members
Welcome New Grand Council Representatives

NAC Indigenous Theatre Update
Awards & Job Listings
December Events
January Events

Welcome New IPAA Members!

NAC Indigenous Theatre Advisory

New Grand Council Representatives

Pictured L to R: Sharon Shorty, Billy Merasty and Lesley Parlane were elected as IPAA Grand Council Representatives at our Annual Assembly in October.

Representatives from our Grand Council circled up in Tkarón:to this week.
IPAA in Tkarón:to
 (L-R) Billy Merasty, Lesley Parlane, JP Longboat, Brittany Ryan, Margo Kane, Suzanne Keeptwo, Olivia Shortt, Tyler Marsden & Cole Alvis.

NAC Indigenous Theatre Update

NAC Indigenous Theatre Advisory
(L-R) Alanis Obomaswin & Sarah Garton Stanley
NAC Indigenous Theatre Advisory
Photo of Tanya Tagaq
December Update on Indigenous Theatre at the NAC 
Rapport de
Décembre le théâtre autochtoneau CNA


Awards & Job Listings

Congrats new GTNT AD
NShannacappo is on Patreon!
Call to artists
Submissions due January 1st, 2017
Call to artists: Circus Sessions
Casting Call
Submission Deadline January 3rd, 2017
Degrassi Casting Call – Kids
Summerworks call
Applications Due January 15th, 2017
Call for applications for L-EST Grant
Call for applications
Submission Deadline January 18th, 2017
IPAA is hiring Alliance Coordinator!
Summerworks call
January 24th, 2017 (In English) / 26 Janvier, 2017 (En Français)
Free online webinar: OAC
Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
Call for applications

December Events

Performance of Light Tipi
December 21st - Toronto, ON
Performance of Light Tipi
Kensington Market Winter Solstice
December 21st - Toronto, ON
Kensington Market Winter Solstice

January Events

High Performance Rodeo 2017
Jan 5th - Feb 2nd - Calgary, AB
High Performance Rodeo 2017
Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee
Jan 8th - Manhattan, New York, USA
Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee
High Performance Rodeo 2017
January 18th - Feb 5th - Regina, SK
Salt Baby Opens in Regina, SK
Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee
January 20th & 21st - Toronto, ON
Sadie Buck Workshop & Concert
January 20th & 21st - Montréal, QC
Performances of Welcome to Indian Country
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IPAA Staff
Cole Alvis Executive Director colealvis[at]
Janet Antone Membership Coordinator membership[at]
Tyler Marsden Operations Coordinator tylermarsden[at]​
Olivia Shortt Administrator oliviashortt[at]
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