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ndn wars are alive, and ... well?

October 22, 2006, 6 - 9 pm
Trintiy Bellwoods Park (in the ravine)
Toronto, Canada

Presented in conjunction with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

With masks by Aiyyana Maracle; video by Aiyyana Maracle and La Mathilde

Toronto... Fado in cooperation with the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art is pleased to feature the world premiere of a new performance by award-winning artist Aiyyana Maracle. Join us in the ravine of Trinity Bellwoods Park on Sunday, October 22 when Maracle presents ndn wars are alive, and ... well?, a multimedia performance with video projections. Inventive, passionate and multi-talented, Maracle is known for her eloquent actions that assert the ongoing struggle for aboriginal presence and title in this country, particularly in her ongoing "peace piece" series. She is also recognized as a key contributor to Vancouver's vibrant First Nations performance art scene.

AIYYANA MARACLE


photo: Merle Addison

Maracle provides this pointed commentary about her new work:

"The ndn wars: Canada’s Indigenous people remain resistant to the perpetuation of an unjust colonial relationship with ‘the Crown,’ and within Canadian society. The Crown, by its own actions and inactions more so than its words, continues to show its resistance to entering into a new era of an equitable, respectful, peaceful relationship between our cultures and peoples. Canada the meek; Canada, the world’s peacekeeper. Can there be peace in this world while this country remains so willing to, yet again, engage in violent repression of the Indigenous people of this land?"

About the artist

Fado Performance Inc. is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this project.

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