2016 Storytellers Festival and Symposium: Activism and Education through Art.
Every work of art contains a story. Activism and Education Through Art is a symposium bringing together Indigenous artists, curators, academics, art advocates, and organizations from across Saskatchewan and Canada meeting to discuss the power of Native art as a catalyst for social and political change. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the 16th annual Sâkêwêwak Storytellers Festival and will maintain a theme of strengthening our people, communities, and country through the historical practice of using art to carry our stories. The two events will bring together Canada's Indigenous artists working in visual art, performing art, and curation to participate in discussions, presentations, performance and workshops as we consider the power embedded within Indigenous artistic traditions. - Audrey Dreaver, Event Coordinator