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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.