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Native Women in the Arts Presents the Kwe Performance Series

Our friends the pioneering Native Women in the Arts have announced their new Kwe Performance Series, starting with the Inuit Showcase in November, 2016.

Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) has been presenting Indigenous women artists since the organization was founded in 1993. The org has evolved over the years, and their latest offering is the new Kwe Performance Series – the evolution of NWIA’s long-standing Catalyst Series.

Under the new name and with new direction, the Kwe Performance Series will present performances and workshops by performing artists from diverse nations and communities. The events will always take place both in Toronto and in varying on-reserve and under-serviced communities in the arts in Ontario.

For their first season, NWIA presents three parts in the series:

Inuit Showcase: Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt, Taqralik Partridge, and Nukariik
Saturday November 5, 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto
Buy tickets here.
Join the Facebook event.

Also at the Music Gallery:
Thursday November 3, 6:30pm
Free throat singing workshop with Nukariik.
Register here.

And earlier that week, on November 1, Taqralik Partridge will give a daytime workshop and evening performance at Kinomaagaye Gaamik Lodge in Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Ontario.

WATCH: Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge.

In the new year, the series continues with a couple of legendary women of Indigenous music:

Sadie Buck
In partnership with the Feminist Art Conference (FAC), NWIA presents renowned traditional and contemporary Haudenosaunee singer Sadie Buck for both a Q & A and performance.

Sunday, January 21, 5pm
PWYC (or included in FAC conference registration)
Auditorium at OCAD University, Toronto

The Ulali Project
The current evolution of the legendary acapella group Ulali, with founding members Pura Fé and Jennifer Kreisberg, and new additions Charly Lowry and Layla Locklear.

Friday, March 31, 8pm
In partnership with St. Anne’s Anglican Church
270 Gladstone Ave, Toronto

Stay tuned at www.nwia.ca – more Toronto workshops and community workshops to be added and announced in the new year!