Aboriginal Student Success

Three wîcêhtowin-ATP students receive scholarships! May 2016

This April, Tara Worme of the Amiskusees: Semaganis Worme Family Foundation awarded three of our Aboriginal Theatre Program students with scholarships from the foundation: Kayla Peters received the Lacy Morin-Desjarlais Memorial Award, Eric Johnston the Theatre Arts and Perseverance Bursary, and Wanita Bird received the Arts Perseverance Bursary. At the awards ceremony, Worme was quoted as saying, “All... recipients demonstrated artistic commitment and passion, but community dedication set them apart.” [Source: Eagle Feather News April 2016]

Turtle Island Conference

Aren Okemaysim and Andrea Folster represented the Department of Drama at the "Performing Turtle Island Conference" in Regina (September 2015). Left to Right - Aren Okemaysim, Carol Greyeyes, Moira Day and Andrea Folster

In February of 2014, Drama was able to bring ICC Visiting Aboriginal Fellow, Delvin Kanewiyakiho, dancer and cultural leader in to teach the basics of the Hoop Dance and its history. Students taking Acting (ASAP Drama 118.92) and Movement classes (Drama 367 and 467) got to construct their own hoops before learning the basics steps of Hoop dancing. Students created basic shapes like a snake, a flower, a mouse, and danced their way from one hoop to ten hoops.