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Attawapiskat Community Residency

March 1 - 7, 2009

Attawapiskat First Nation invited the company to engage with community youth through the local high school and the youth outreach program run by the Band.

Clown processes were used to create a performance piece that was accompanied by original music generated by four youth, working with Nathan Cheechoo and David John Kioke.

Sessions were hosted by Bill Shawanda demonstrating design and application of clown makeup. 40 community youth engaged in the workshop 5 remained in the performance team.  A final community performance presented the youth accomplishments to the community.

Lead Arts Animator was Bill Shawanda, with Tabitha Peltier, Catherine Cheechoo Gull, David John Kioke, Carin Bird and Nathan Cheechoo.