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October 24 – 26, 2008

Representatives of Aboriginal Theatre, Training, Dance and Individual artists from across Canada met on Manitoulin Island at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre to further the discussion and development of a national Aboriginal arts network. Opening the gathering with a demonstration of how our traditional teachings can be utilized to guide us, Artistic Director Joe Osawabine and Pipe Carrier David Osawabine set the respectful tone and foundation for a successful dialogue and relationship building experience.

Sept 1-15, 2008

This community based project engaged Debajehmujig Arts Animators to create a custom show that would raise community based awareness around issues of AIDS and HIV transmission. The group was then asked to conduct a workshop that would demonstrate the extent to which the audience had penetrated the material.

July 28, 29, Aug 5, 11, 18, 19, 2008

The Gift is an original play/story that explores the role of the Anishinaabeg Storyteller in contemporary society. Balancing the responsibility of upholding traditional teachings while freeing the creative spirit to explore new ideas and concepts is challenging and ongoing task of the storyteller.

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