- Opening Prayer (Anishinaabemowin), Singer & Drummer
Marie Gaudet is Anishinaabe, Turtle Clan and a member of the Wikwemikong First Nation located on Manitoulin Island. She is a respected cultural leader, knowledge keeper, educator, creator, dancer, singer and hand drummer. She is an Indigenous language advocate and fluent in Anishinaabemowin. Marie is an educator with the Kapapamachakwew – Wandering Spirit School, a faculty member of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and an educator at various community-based organizations. She has performed for numerous cultural events and artistic productions including as a featured singer at Biziindan!, Luminato 2019.