• Event Details:

  • Monday April 22, 2019
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The Aviary
    9314 – 111 Avenue
    Edmonton[Map to venue]
  • Ticketed Event

Indigenous Poets Society

  • Event Details:

  • Monday April 22, 2019
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • The Aviary
    9314 – 111 Avenue
    Edmonton[Map to venue]
  • Ticketed Event

The Indigenous Poets Society hosts a reading that casts a critical eye on Indigenous-Settler relations, celebrates our connection to land, explores Indigenous identity, uproots the source of community struggle, and finds hope within.

This is a BYOV event. Admission to this event (if applicable) is not included in a festival pass.

Performers

  • Sage Giroux

    Sage Giroux is a local poet living in Amiskwacîwâskahikan. Her inspiration for her poetry comes from her everyday experiences.

  • K’alii Stewart

    K’alii Stewart is a Nisga’a organizer, poet, and ecology student from the Nass Valley in BC. This past year, K’alii was on the team representing Edmonton at the national spoken word competition CFSW, and is now the founder of the Edmonton Indigenous Poets Society.

  • Candace Nitsitapi

    Nitsitapi (ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ). Proudly from the Kainai Nation and residing in Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Beaver Hills House (Edmonton). English name is Candace and traditional given name is Áísínai’pi (It is pictured/written), Writing On Stone. An Educator, Artist, Advocate and Poet.

  • Daniel Poitras

    Daniel Poitras is a halfbreed poet from Paul First Nation.

  • Ty

    Ty is passionate about rebuilding Indigenous identities and communities. He likes working, hunting, hiking, laughing, and creating art.

  • Robin Hunter

    Robin Hunter is a Nehiyaw Iskwew. She is from Saddle Lake First Nation but was born and raised in Edmonton. Robin is completing her first year in the Faculty of Native Studies. Her poetry comes from personal experiences about the justice system, personal tragedies and/or daily life.

  • Faves

    Albert Favel A.K.A Faves is a young Indigenous artist who has been working on his craft for the past 4-5 years through Hip-Hop and Poetry. Which he uses it as a outlet to speak passionately about the problems he’s faced growing up like homelessness, addiction, and oppression.

  • Rachel Manichoose

    Rachel Manichoose is Cree woman from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Alberta and she is a human rights advocate sharing her truths to help make change for our future generations. She uses her cultural teachings, lived experience and art to voice the many injustices and societal misconceptions many have developed through years of a colonial miseducation.

Buy Tickets $10 - $15 sliding scale Also available at the door

Artists Appearing