Chapleau – Mushkegowok Youth and Elders Gathering
August 22 – 25, 2008
This annual event brings representatives, elders and youth from 32 fly in communities in the James Bay region. This year attendance was approximately 430 people, 80% youth.
Three artists from Debajehmujig were invited to provide youth engagement workshops – Josh Peltier, Jessica Wilde, and Tabitha Peltier. The workshops were offered four times over the two day event, and resulted in a final performance integrating professional animators and conference participants.
The audience and presenters were delighted with the final outcome of the workshops and the show remains a topic for discussion among conference organizers.