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November 18, 2010

On November 18, 2010 Margaret Atwood was honoured on her 71st birthday, along with her partner Graeme Gibson and many friends and guests, with celebrations held at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Following some welcoming words, congratulations, and a lovely dinner, Debajehmujig actor Joe Osawabine approached the mic and asked Ms. Atwood if would be ok if he introduced her to his cousin Jessica, (actress Jessica Wilde Peltier) in their Ojibway language.

September 30 – October 2, 2010

The National Aboriginal Network for Arts Administration (NANAA) annual gathering brought together Aboriginal artists, musicians, writers, and arts administrators from across Canada and the Territories to workshop ideas for expansion and development. Joseph Osawabine, Josh Peltier and Matthew Manitowabi of Debajehmujig - Storytellers were asked to co-facilitate the “Creative Action Circles” component of the gathering in Wahta (Mohawk Territory) in Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2010.

September 29, 2010

Debajehmujig - Storytellers was invited to perform for delegates from across Northern Ontario who gathered at Little Current, ON this September at the Worship Matters Symposium – The Many Faces of God. The symposium hosted by the United Church of Canada explored the theme of the diverse forms of spirituality at work in the world today.

September 15, 2010

Between the Forest and the Trees marked the first solo exhibition of visual artist Barry Solomon Beaver. Barry hails from Wabasca Alberta and is a recent graduate of the National Aboriginal Arts Animator Program. Since his move to Ontario four years ago he has been inspired by the natural beauty of Manitoulin Island and Northern Ontario and the exhibition captured its beauty on canvas.

September 2010

De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group is extremely delighted to welcome our newest students into the National Aboriginal Arts Animator Program for our 2010/11 intake. We have a total of eleven new students from across the province:

August 10, 2010

As we enter the final week of our summer performances for 2010, attendance has been the highest we have experienced in almost a decade. We attribute this to supportive weather – rough waters and dark skies in the daytime to draw in the matinee audience, and clear skies at night to draw in the mainstage audience. And, of course, the excellent work on stage feeds the word of mouth referrals.

Debajehmujig is excited to be able to invite you to participate in The 6 Foot Project, a project that is meant to daylight, celebrate and bring together the many diverse relationships that Islanders have with the land that we share. If you are a farmer, fisher, painter, writer, teacher, mechanic; if you’re in Wiky, Gore Bay, Sheshegwaning, all the way to Meldrum Bay, in town or in the bush; if you’re 83, 42 or 7; if you’re a man, woman, or child who loves this land, Manitoulin Island, please share this love. Take part in The 6 Foot Project!

The League of Cultural Emancipators is a celebration of more than 40 community members represented on 24 hand painted banners, who have contributed to the freeing of our culture over the last 50 years. The Debajehmujig Theatre Group recognize that they have the opportunity to live their lives today as full-time practicing Anishnaabek artists because of the hard work, endless commitment, and visionary inspiration of a great many people.

Debajehmujig Theatre Group is proud to collaborate with One Light Theatre in Halifax to present the conference portion of PRISMATIC 2010: OCTOBER 10-17

Prismatic brings new works by culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists into the spotlight. The mandate of this initiative is to promote the pursuit of artistic excellence and ongoing organizational sustainability through collaboration, innovation and dialogue.

Prismatic: performance, networking, forward thinking.