Date(s) - April 22, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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Kwi Awt Stelmexw and the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, with support from the City of Vancouver, invite you to an intergenerational dialogue on reconciliation. VOICES OF ELDERS connects with younger generations to explore what reconciliation means for youth, our city and the planet, on this 46th Annual Earth Day.
Catch the brilliant words of Lee Maracle, one of the first Indigenous women published in Canada, hear the wisdom of Chief Bobby Joseph, laugh at the comedy of Ryan McMahon, love the intelligence gained from decades of struggle with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip, witness multimedia dance from Children Of Takaya, immerse yourself in the blues of Juno-winner George Leach, and hear the cutting-edge sounds of Indigenous DJs. [Read BIOS below]
Come on a journey exploring the true history of Vancouver and living cultural heritage of the Coast Salish Peoples. We will also be screening the trailer for “All Our Father’s Relations,” an upcoming film which chronicles the Grant family from Musqueam, plus “The Letter R ” reconciliation film by Hannah Leona with Kinnie Starr, courtesy of VIMAF.
Free PRE-SHOW for students and youth from 4-8pm in the QET Plaza hosted by comedian Ryan McMahon features Dialogue Circles on reconciliation strategies, as well as performances by Indigenous DJ’s and artists. Participation in pre-show activities also includes a free diner and entry into the main event at 8pm. To register or for more information, email contact@KwiAwtStelmexw.com