FEATURING: Lila Downs, Northern Cree, Tomson Highway, Norma Araiza, Laura Grizzlypaws, Cris Derksen, Cheri Maracle, Iskwe, Tanya Tagaq, Leanne Simpson, Jennifer Kreisberg, Jeremy Dutcher, Bear Witness, Lido Pimienta and many more!
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Featuring over 60 artists who pay tribute to the resilience of Indigenous women and the power of land and water, Luminato opens its second decade with Tributaries. Luminato’s opening evening pays homage and respect to Indigenous creativity, presence, and voice in a large-scale celebratory experience.
The evening launches in The Famous Spiegeltent with A Cree Cabaret, featuring the brilliance of Tomson Highway. From 7pm onwards, David Pecaut Square comes alive as Tributaries moves outdoors with a diversity of performances in a four-part program: Roots, Resurgence, Reclamation, and Emancipation.
- Bimmadiziwin Tattoo Parlour: Red Pepper Spectacle Arts will offer the emblematic image of the Ode’min/Heartberry in the form of an airbrush tattoo. Free to attending public.
- Visit The Famous Spiegeltent between 7PM & 11PM and enjoy one of the Featured Specialty Strawberry Drinks (alcohol & non alcohol available)
Born of Luminato’s new Artistic Director Josephine Ridge’s vision to acknowledge the First Peoples of this country by offering space for Indigenous artists and voices, Tributaries is curated and produced by Creative Producer Denise Bolduc and Associate Producer, Erika A. Iserhoff in partnership with Native Women in the Arts. Tributaries represent connectors and for many, artists are the connectors of change.
Note: Ode’min Giizis (pronunced ‘o-DAY-min Gee-zis): meaning the Heart-berry Moon or Strawberry Moon
Artwork for Tributaries is created by Haudenosaunee artist Monique Bedard (Aura).