• Event Details:

  • Wednesday April 19, 2017
  • 7:30pmDoors 7:00pm
  • Latitude 53
    10248 - 106 Street
    Edmonton, AB[Map to venue]
  • Buy tickets$15 members, $20 non-membersAlso available at the door

Eskonahkwahk

  • Event Details:

  • Wednesday April 19, 2017
  • 7:30pmDoors 7:00pm
  • Latitude 53
    10248 - 106 Street
    Edmonton, AB[Map to venue]
  • Buy tickets$15 members, $20 non-membersAlso available at the door

Join us for Eskonahkwahk (“horizon” in Cree) – a celebration of the work of First Nations writers. As we look to the future, four of Canada’s leading indigenous poets gather to share their voices and stories.

Amiskwaciwâskahika (Edmonton) sits on Treaty 6 land. Treaty 6 was signed on August 23, 1876 and stretches from western Alberta, through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba; and includes 50 First Nations. Treaty 6 is a traditional gathering place for the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. Their histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our art and culture communities. 

  • Liz Howard – The youngest winner in the history of the Griffin Awards, she took home the 2016 Griffin for poetry and is currently working in neurocognitive research.
  • Rebecca Thomas – Halifax’s M’ikmaq poet laureate delivers melodic, witty and damning truths.
  • Gregory Scofield – Métis poet Gregory’s work has been called “…urgent and emotional…”, inspired by calls to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
  • Marilyn Dumont – Weaves words with tradition and history to forge a connection with her Cree/Métis heritage.

Buy tickets here / $15 members, $20 non-members

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