June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Capsule: Smudge

By Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo and Pepper O'Bomsawin

SMUDGE: [definition] "A practice used by many Indigenous people involving the burning of medicine plants and immersing ourselves in the smoke. It is used to cleanse, bring good energy, dispel the negative, connect with our ancestors and the Earth."

Two generations, the past and future. The strength of tradition, the isolation of the contemporary world. Joined by blood, joined by Earth. Can this connection overcome the emptiness?

Main Image: Emily Kahente Diabo and Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo @François Léger-Savard