THE GLOBAL SAVAGES arrived in Brantford this morning, walking along the Grand River through Fordview Park. The clouds were low but spirits were high as they made their to Brant’s Crossing and Skate Plaza.
The Global Savages have made their way to Brantford (See Poster)
We are The Global Savages –Anishnaabeg Storytellers of Manitoulin Island - and we are honoured to be invited to share our stories with you and your community on Thursday June 6, 2013
A few days ago, The Global Savages arrived by ferry on the Terschelling Island, off the coast of the Netherlands at the North Sea. For several days, the storytellers will travel the Island and meet the people and communities, to become more familiar with the way of life of the on this unique and beautiful Island.
Having left Turtle Island on May 31, 2012 The Global Savages are making their way to the Oerol Festival at Terschelling in the Netherlands. Landing in Paris – a centre for education and ideas – The Global Savages made their way through this ‘City of Light’ – so named during the Age of Enlightenment –connecting with the people on the streets and in constant search for those who will listen to their story.
From June 4th to 8th, Debajehmujig – Storytellers and The Global Savages were the guests of Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow Scotland. Our hosts from the Community Company were Neil Packham and Elly Goodman, who graciously helped familiarize us with both the company and the extraordinary city of Glasgow.
Ron Berti, Joe Osawabine, Bruce Naokwegijig, Jessica Wilde Peltier and Josh Peltier departed for the Symposium exploring Eastern Indigenous Canadian Artists and their work at The University of Paris for early June.
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.