Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Talking Stick Festival Industry Series
$200 full weekend pass
$100 one-day pass
$15 - $30 individual sessions drop-in + catering costs if applicable.
Due to limited space, we recommend advance registration.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 16-17
Be part of the 18th Annual Talking Stick Festival – western Canada’s premiere Indigenous performing arts festival – by attending the hən̓əm̓stəmxw tə syəθ Industry Series! The Industry Series takes place at other venues. Download the schedule for full information.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (2nd floor), 149 W. Hastings St.
hən̓əm̓stəmxw tə syəθ – Using Tradition
Activating Indigenous World Views
Cultural Appropriation – What’s That?
in partnership with Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires Initiative
Be part of the 18th Annual Talking Stick Festival – western Canada’s premiere Indigenous performing arts festival – by attending the hən̓əm̓stəmxw tə syəθ Industry Series!
This Industry Series is a four-day forum held from February 22nd to February 25th, 2019. It invites art presenters, artists, scholars, funders, and audience members together to build upon the previous Industry Series events, further imagining and demonstrating the strength, significance, and importance of Indigenous performing arts.
This year’s theme, Cultural Appropriation – What’s That? elaborates the recent – and historically reoccurring – protest from Indigenous artists as they, once again, respond to careless use of Indigenous images/stories by the mainstream art world. The Forum explores the many tributaries that both flow into and also out of this contested issue in order to reframe the discussion toward Indigenous artistic self-determination. To avoid the pitfall of cultural appropriation, participants will develop protocols that respectfully guide artistic creation and collaboration.