Learn about what defines poetry writing from the perspective of a First Nations spiritual advisor. Discover where, when and how the land and waters can quickly become your inspiration to create poetry you never thought possible. In the forest and at your healing place, words of poetry are waiting to be retrieved. This presentation will assist you in understanding why poetry is medicine for the spirit and can also be healing for human beings in emotional distress.
Albert Dumont is an activist, a volunteer and a poet who has published 6 books of poetry and short stories. In recognition for his work on his ancestral lands (Ottawa and Region) Albert was presented with a Human Rights Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 2010. In January 2017, he received the DreamKEEPERS Citation for Outstanding Leadership. Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Indigenous spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples particularly those as they affect the young.
This event is part of the exciting all-Indigenous programming taking over the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019. This premiere Indigenous Arts Festival, Mòshkamo, celebrates the inaugural season of NAC’s Indigenous Theatre and the resurgence of Indigenous Arts. Learn more at MoshkamoFestival.ca.
Approximately 1 hour long