Your generous support helps GTNT to provide meaningful programs that connect youth and the wider community with culture, language and history. Be a part of supporting the future of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous theatre scene!
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‘And the day came when the risk to remain the same was greater than the risk to change. It is, after all, the only hope for the cocoon to become the butterfly.’
tawāw. Welcome to Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. Nīkānīwin (pronounced knee-gone-knee-win) is a Plains Cree expression for ‘leadership’. Over the past year and a half, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) has engaged members of the community regarding the next phase of our organization’s transition. In consultation with the Tootoosis family and after a process of ceremonial protocol, SNTC has successfully renamed our organization. Our new name, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, honours Gordon Tootoosis, a Cree and Canadian icon and one of the founding members of SNTC. We have a new focus on mentorship of emerging Indigenous artists, a focus on Circle of Voices (COV). We have reinstituted the component of culture in everything we do -– our Cultural Advisor works closely with COV youth and with artists in the season’s programming. We are excited to open the doors to a new future for the company, one grounded in culture, language and history. When Gordon Tootoosis (Poundmaker First Nation) began working in theatre, there was a noticeable void of Aboriginal actors. He set out to fill that void by creating a platform for the development of young, burgeoning and experienced Aboriginal actors. In doing so, he has had a profound impact on both the Aboriginal and wider theatre community in Saskatoon and across the province and made an indelible mark on Canada’s theatre scene.
IPAA Tech Bundles
The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance is excited to introduce their Tech Bundle program!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program will support Indigenous Artistic Creation across Turtle Island for years to come by providing First Nation, Inuit, and Métis artists with the tools they need to record and share their work.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre is proud to be one of many partners with IPAA on this program.
A Tech Bundle includes everything you need:
– Record and livestream video
– Record music
– Put on a live show
– Virtual training materials
WHAT IS IN AN IPAA TECH BUNDLE?
– 2 Video Cameras
– 2 Tripods
– 2 SD Cards
– Video Switcher
– 2 LED Light Panels
+ All Cables
– Presonus Mixer
– 3 Shure SM58
– 2 Shure SM57
– Rode NT5
– 3 DI Boxes
– Powered Speaker
– Cable snake
– 7 Mic stands
+ All cables
– Macbook Pro
– Logic X
– Final Cut
- Iqaluit, NT:?Alianait Arts Festival
- Saskatoon, SK:?Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre
- Fort William First Nation, ON:?Ingaged Creative Productions
- Vancouver, BC:?Raven Spirit Dance Society
- Winnipeg, MB:?sākihiwē festival
- Thunder Bay:?Wiidosem Youth Services Inc.
- North Bay, ON:?Wolf Eye Productions
- Vancouver/Litton BC:?2 Rivers Remix Society
More cities coming!
If you want to rent a bundle or just have more questions, reach out to Ed?at [email protected]
If you have questions, want to know more or are interested in hosting a bundle for your community of artists, reach out to Conor?at [email protected]?
The IPAA Tech Bundles are generously supported by Canadian Heritage and Ontario Trillium Foundation.