Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival officially launched on September 14 with an emotional canoe voyage on the Rideau Canal to the National Arts Centre, hosted by the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation to the National Arts Centre. Sixty Indigenous leaders, artists, and community members from across unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory departed en masse down the historical waterway, claiming space for the NAC’s first all-Indigenous festival.
On this beautiful day, audiences, artists and Indigenous peoples across Canada and around the world officially welcomed Indigenous Theatre to Canada’s national stage. This inaugural season celebrated Indigenous women and featured more than 10 Indigenous languages.
Donors like you helped to make the dream of a national Indigenous Theatre department a reality. It is the first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind in the world, and we couldn’t have done it without your support!
Watch the replay of the live event here.
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