Creative Native Project set to begin this month

SIX NATIONS — After an initial meeting to present the project to those interested on Wednesday, June 28, Creative Native Canada has been set to kick off this month within the Six Nations Community.

Created by award winning singer and song-writer Buffy Sainte-Marie, Creative Native is all about giving youth the opportunity to explore the field of creative arts and live production.

The project is still looking for 30 indigenous youth of 13 years-old and up to register, as the project aims to offer an experience that will help find their strengths in the field of live production

The first night for youth to come together will be Wednesday July 24, at 6:30pm within the Dajoh Youth and Elders Centre. There will also be a short presentation at the beginning that parents are encouraged and welcome to attend.

By providing professional mentorship, the project will offer an exciting learning experience and support to explore a future working within the arts. Youth will have the chance to design and produce a live show as professional mentors will collaborate with the participating youth to plan a weekend which spotlights their creativity.

Beginning with a Creative Native arts weekend and extending to mentoring their peers in neighbouring communities – this project empowers youth to step into leadership roles and apply their knowledge.

Youth will then be able to partake in weekly workshops on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Dajoh where they will get to learn about all aspects of live production including lighting design, costumes, sound design and more.

The youth will then plan and design their own show to take place at the Gathering Place in November, and Buffy Sainte-Marie will open for them.

For more information email creativenativecanada@ryerson.ca and signup can be done online at www.creativenativecanada.ca.

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