re-cover // re-assert // re-make space for Indigenous laws
CURRENT // UPCOMING SHOWS
2018 May 11-12 // London, ON
ART SHOW AND PERFORMANCE in collaboration with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts is a celebration of Indigenous Laws as expressed through art. The dialogue invited by the “Testify” project puts the idea of reconciliation into practice by creating a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to dream a way forward which respects and reflects the diversity, strength and hope embodied within Indigenous traditions.
Friday May 11 // 5 pm // Welcoming (MC – COTTFN Justice Staff) • Women’s Hand Drum Group • Dinner • Treaty/Territory Presentation (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) // 7 pm // Artists and Authors Introductions of Testify • Screening of Film “When you Throw a Heart in the River” (Jade Baxter)
Saturday May 12 // NOON // Big Drum Welcoming (Eagle Flight) // 12:30 pm // Performance of Illegal: Let Us Cry (Mariel Belanger) // 1 pm // Meet and Greet with the Artists/Authors of Testify • Writ in Blood: Intertribal Treaties on Water (Caleb Behn) • (Re)turning Home: Indigenous Laws on Child Welfare (Nadya Kwandibens & Halie Bruce) • Indigenous Laws about Hope and Responsibility to Each Other (Ardith Walkem) • Newcomer Responsibilities to Recognize Indigenous Law (Rebecca Johnson) • LNG/Boundary Bay Script reading (Justin Neal) • Q+A with the Artists/Authors of Testify
Civic Garden Complex // 625 Springbank Drive // London, ON