Four Directions Arts and Multi-Cultural Restorative Relations Festival
Our festival is committed to the principles of Truth & Reconciliation and Restoring Right Relations with the indigenous Nations of this land. Events will span the four directions of the City of Toronto. We hope to create opportunities for indigenous and non-indigenous artists to work independently or collaboratively to perform traditional and modern music, dance, poetry, and storytelling to honour residential school survivors.
EAST EVENT, DENTONIA PARK, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 10 am – 2:30 pm
A Performance Arts Event at Dentonia Park on Friday, June 16th, 2017 featuring South Asian, Latin American, African, and indigenous artists showcasing culturally-diverse traditional and modern fusion hip hop, dance, music, and poetry.
SOUTH EVENT, ADA SLAIGHT HALL, DANIEL SPECTRUM, SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A popular education event on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 facilitated by Community Educator, Jojo Geronimo, on “Globalization, Global Migration, & Indigenous Rights”, at Daniel Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall, a poetry performance from the Wind in the Leaves Collective, and traditional Filipino-Canadian drumming collective, Pantayo.
WEST EVENT, BROADACRES PARK, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm
An outdoor event at Broadacres Park on Monday, June 19th, with a feast and workshop on the journey of Healing, Hope, residential school survivor, Michael Cheena, and inter-generational survivors, Kevin Harp and Chester Abbotsbury.
NORTH EVENT, TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, WED, JUNE 21, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Our festival will close at the world class Toronto Centre for the Arts on June 21st, 2017, with an indigenous drumming performance by Veronica Johnny, followed by a screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary, “We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice”, co-presented with imagineNative, and a discussion on Right Relations with Lee Maracle,.