A fully charged, electrifying, expressive percussion experiance set to take the island by storm. It's a way of creating a provocative statement without saying a word.
July 14th, 2011
An Exhibition of New Works by Josh Peltier
Images of past memories and dreams are reinterpreted into physical form.
The Tropic of Eyeland
Manitoulin Island and the North Channel -- the artistic latitudes that hold me. A place full of painting places. A beehive -- a refuge from the sting of winter. A broken shoreline holding up an endless sky. Stare into the sun. An escarpment, a silhouette, a mountain range, an inland sea. Celebrate the beauty that surrounds.
In 2000 the company of artists at Debajehmujig began to explore the question, what is the future for young Aboriginal men in Canada and what is a modern expression of traditional storytelling from an Anishnabe perspective. This began a long journey that brought the company together with Traditional Odawa Elder, Eddie King from Wikwemikong and opened the pathway to the foundation teachings and traditional knowledge that would form the basis of the Eighteen thousand year history of the Anishnabe on Turtle Island.
Come on down to the beehive on Thursday March 17th! A night of Theatre, Music, Poetry, and Art! Come and support our local artists. It’s a multidisciplinary night showing off the many talents of the artists on the island.
March 14 – 19, 2011
Break A Leg!
March Break Advanced Art Training Sessions for Manitoulin Island Students Grades 5-8
November 19, 2010
On November 19th, 2010 Debajehmujig was invited to participate in a unique post secondary preparation program for Aboriginal high school students in North Bay. Doug Dokis, Director of Nippissing University’s Aiming Higher Program, brought together Dallas Arcand, Derik Starlight and Don Burnstick along with Debajehmujig’s - Best Medicine Troupe for a two day youth engagement conference that celebrates the leadership accomplishments and commitment to post secondary education of Aboriginal high school students during grade 11 and grade 12 in North Bay.
May 24, 2010 – October 22-24, 2010
Council Fire, an urban Aboriginal organization in Toronto, sponsored a theatre development project for Aboriginal Youth associated with the Centre. The project was designed and directed by York University Drama graduate, Andrea Brassard, Metis theatre artist and director, who lead and worked with the group in Toronto over the course of 2009 – 2010. Native Earth for the Performing Arts first assisted with the early development and start up, working with Andrea Brassard to identify coaches and mentoring for the new group.
October 1 and 3, 2010
Debajehmujigjig was invited to participate in an outside wilderness conference for the Manitoulin Health Unit, in which they needed actors to develop a variety of medical emergency scenarios for groups of health care professionals out in the wilderness.
Debajehmujig Theatre Group Presents the Fifth Annual Holiday Cabaret
Debajehmujig Creation Centre
43 Queen Street, Manitowaning