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July and August Activities and Calendar of Events

DEBAJEHMUJIG STORYTELLERS
July and August 2016 Activities and Calendar of Events at a Glance

A SIDE OF DREAMS
This extraordinary production by Paper Canoe Projects will engage and entertain all audience members. Utilizing a range of theatrical vehicles (acrobatics, puppetry, dance, song/music, projection and storytelling) you will be awed by the performance and forever moved by the touching story of intergenerational relationships.

LUPI THE GREAT WHITE WOLF
Twenty five years after the original production by Larry E Lewis, Joe Osawabine and his fellow storytellers bring the story of Lupi back to the stage for a new generation. Outdoor venue at the Holy Cross Mission Ruins in Wikwemikong. English and Ojibway.

THE GLOBAL SAVAGES
The story that continues to move around the world, The Global Savages will return to the Holy Cross Mission Ruins for 4 performances. This animated telling of the 18,000 year history of the people of Turtle Island will challenge much of what you thought you knew about our Indigenous people.

FROM THE HEART OF TURTLE ISLAND
From the Heart of Turtle Island - Contemporary Art of Manitoulin Island - is a touring exhibition celebrating three generations of Manitoulin Island Artists. Witness how each artist interprets his or her relationship to the nature, beauty, and spirituality of Turtle Island.

PUPPETRY BASICS
Come join the cast of A Side of Dreams for a workshop that explores the basic principles of object manipulation, lip sync and even an introduction to TV puppetry! No experience required. No need to bring anything. Please wear loose clothing you can move in.

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE MASKS
Come join the cast of A Side of Dreams for a workshop that explores theatre mask. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to work with a variety of mask styles that incorporate movement and improvisation. No experience required. Please wear loose clothing you can move in.

WORKING with WIIGWAAS (Birch Bark)
In this workshop you will learn techniques such as pattern making, stitching of natural materials, binding and also a little bit of history on birch bark. Participants will be making a mini tipi or mini canoe to take home after the workshop.

LUNCH IN THE LANGUAGE
Lunch in the Lanugae is an opportunity to get to know Native people on a social level. While participants assist in the preparation of the meal, your host will entertain and educate though anecdotal stories about their lives. Learn a few words in the language and enjoy a healthy lunch!

LANTERN MAKING
Back by popular demand - the art of lantern making! Bright coloured tissue paper lanterns lit with a tea light that you can take home with you. We have seen some amazing creations - 5 foot swan, tipi’s, giant fish, a 10’ snake, even Krusty the Clown! At the end of the week, we will make a display and light them in the studio! (Note: It may take several days to complete. Each workshop session (4hours) $20 includes all materials.)

7 MINUTE SIDE-SHOW
At exactly 11:00 a.m. on each Friday throughout the summer, the large garage door at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre opens - for seven minutes - and then closes again. You never know what you are going to experience. You may laugh. You may cry. Come and find out. It’s free.

TRADITIONAL ANISHNAABEG CRAFTS
Join storyteller and craftsperson Tabitha Peltier for an engaging workshop exploring the beading traditions of the Anishnaabeg people. Learn while you create your own pair of baby moccassins, coin purses, beaded barrettes and many other items. 10 yrs of age and up.

TRADITIONAL STORYTELLING
Join Debajehmujig’s lead Storyteller Joe Osawabine under the big tree and learn about the art of traditional storytelling. The Anishnaabeg people have an oral tradition, and the storyteller continues to play a vital role in the community. There are many ‘types’ of stories, each with their own cultural protocols.

Calendar of Events at a Glance
July18-Aug 23 
2:00pm Daily Art Exhibit Tour - K.B.Rey Mastin Gallery $5

Fri July 22 
10:00am – 1:00pm Community Heritage Market - Assiginack Museum Free
11:00am – 11:07am 7 Minute Side Show - Debaj Creation Centre Free
10:00am – 1:00pm Introduction to Birch Bark - Debaj Creation Centre Free
8:00pm – 9:00pm A Side of Dreams - Larry E Lewis Studio $20/15/10

Sat July 23 
1:30pm – 4:00pm Puppetry Basics - Debaj Creation Centre $20
8:00pm – 9:00pm A Side of Dreams - Larry E Lewis Studio $20/15/10

Tue Jul 26 
1:30pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Theatre Masks - Debaj Creation Centre $20

Wed Jul 27 
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch in the Language - Debaj Creation Centre $20
2:00pm – 3:00pm A Side of Dreams - Larry E Lewis Studio $20/15/10
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Thu Jul 28 
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10
8:00pm – 9:00pm A Side of Dreams - Larry E Lewis Studio $20/15/10

Fri Jul 29 
10:00am – 1:00pm Community Heritage Market - Assiginack Museum Free
11:00am – 11:07am 7 Minute Sideshow - Debaj Creation Centre Free
2:00pm – 3:00pm A Side of Dreams - Larry E Lewis Studio $20/15/10
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi – The Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Sat Jul 30 
1:30pm – 4:00pm Puppetry Basics - Larry E Lewis Studio $20
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi The Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10
8:00pm – 9:00pm A Side of Dreams - Larry E Lewis Studio $20/15/10

Wed Aug 3 
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch in the Language - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 4:00pm Traditional Anishnaabeg Crafts - Debaj Creation Centre $20
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Thu Aug 4 
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Fri Aug 5 
10:00am – 12:00pm Anishnaabe Traditional Crafts - Debaj Creation Centre $20
10:00am – 1:00pm Community Heritage Market - Assiginack Museum Free
11:00am to 11:07am 7 Minute Side Show - Debaj Creation Centre Free
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi The Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Sat Aug 6 
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi The Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Mon Aug 8 
10:00pm - 12:00pm Traditional Storytelling - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Working With Birch Bark - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Lantern Making Workshop - Debaj Creation Centre $20

Tue Aug 9 
10:00pm - 12:00pm Traditional Storytelling - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Working With Birch Bark - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Lantern Making Workshop - Debaj Creation Centre $20

Wed Aug 10 
10:00pm - 12:00pm Traditional Storytelling - Debaj Creation Centre $20
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch in the Language - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 4:00pm Traditional Anishnaabeg Crafts - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Working With Birch Bark - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Lantern Making Workshop - Debaj Creation Centre $20
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi The Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Thur Aug 11 
10:00pm - 12:00pm Traditional Storytelling - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Lantern Making Workshop - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Working with Birch Bark - Debaj Creation Centre $20
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Fri Aug 12 
10:00am – 12:00pm Traditional Anishnaabeg Crafts - Debaj Creation Centre $20
10:00am – 1:00pm Community Heritage Market - Assiginack Museum $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Lantern Making Workshop - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 5:00pm Working with Birch Bark - Debaj Creation Centre $20
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Sat Aug 13 
7:30pm – 9:30pm Lupi the Great White Wolf - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Wed Aug 17 
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch in the Language - Debaj Creation Centre $20
1:00pm – 4:00pm Traditional Anishnaabeg Crafts - Debaj Creation Centre $20
7:30pm – 9:30pm The Global Savages - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Thu Aug 18 
7:30pm – 9:30pm The Global Savages - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Fri Aug 19 
10:00am – 12:00pm Traditional Anishnaabeg Crafts - Debaj Creation Centre $20
10:00am – 1:00pm Community Heritage Market - Assiginack Museum Free
11:00am – 11:07am 7 Minute Side Show - Debaj Creation Centre Free
7:30pm – 9:30pm The Global Savages - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

Sat Aug 20 
7:30pm – 9:30pm The Global Savages - Holy Cross Ruins $20/15/10

*The $20 Fee for Workshops includes materials and supplies. (beads, birch bark, deer hide, etc.)
**The $20 Fee for the Lunch in the Language includes the lunch.
***The Adult ticket for a mainstage performance is $20. Elders/Student tickets are $15. Under 12 tickets are $10