It isn’t easy to talk about the past, especially about events that are painful to all involved. It can be even more difficult to look at it with laughter and light, turning tragedy into a comedy that can reach all people. However, Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor has done exactly that with “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth”. Continue reading →
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) It seems to depend on whom and where a person is as to how they define the word “powwow”. But if you are willing to take the time and speak with those for whom it is a major event, it grows into a powerful and dramatic tool to spread love, language, culture and history throughout the world employing riotous colour, splendid dance and infectious music.
“Powwow is a chance to bring all of the people together,” said Kenny Leaf, a Mohawk from Akwesasne. “It’s a chance to meet all the different nations and cultures, and have a good time. Everyone comes from different places and we dance to heal and bring good things to everyone.” – to read more>
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The air begins to settle as onlookers shift to find a more comfortable position in chairs or on benches. Some close their eyes. And then the magic unfolds, and they become transformed.
Against the sounds of nature herself, a low music begins to rise, weaving itself into the space around them, building in intensity until it mingles with the very soul and takes flight, bearing the listener into strange new worlds of beauty and understanding never experienced before. – to read more>