A few days ago, The Global Savages arrived by ferry on the Terschelling Island, off the coast of the Netherlands at the North Sea. For several days, the storytellers will travel the Island and meet the people and communities, to become more familiar with the way of life of the on this unique and beautiful Island.
Having left Turtle Island on May 31, 2012 The Global Savages are making their way to the Oerol Festival at Terschelling in the Netherlands. Landing in Paris – a centre for education and ideas – The Global Savages made their way through this ‘City of Light’ – so named during the Age of Enlightenment –connecting with the people on the streets and in constant search for those who will listen to their story.
From June 4th to 8th, Debajehmujig – Storytellers and The Global Savages were the guests of Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow Scotland. Our hosts from the Community Company were Neil Packham and Elly Goodman, who graciously helped familiarize us with both the company and the extraordinary city of Glasgow.
Ron Berti, Joe Osawabine, Bruce Naokwegijig, Jessica Wilde Peltier and Josh Peltier departed for the Symposium exploring Eastern Indigenous Canadian Artists and their work at The University of Paris for early June.
as i paint and repaint the landscapes of manitoulin island and the north channel i realize how much i see them and how little i know them. they guard their massive beauty in the change of seasons and the passage of weather, only ever revealing fragments of their true colour and shape depending on their moods.
May 16, 2012
For the third year in a row, Ann Brisbois Abbott of Our Lady of Mount Carmel coordinated a visit to Debajehmujig and Wikwemikong for students from a number of Secondary Schools in Southern Ontario. After lodging at Anderson Lake, the students visit Wikwemikong Wasse-abin High School and then make a stop at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre.
The Contrary Clowns and The Global Savages have returned to Manitoulin Island after an exciting and stimulating week at the Fair of Alternative Arts in Sudbury. In addition to public interventions on the streets of Sudbury, The Global Savages used their ‘pen’ (each artist was provided with an 8’x8’ or 16’ x 16’ pen in which to create/perform their work), to create a lodge where people could make offerings to Mother Earth.
We are currently in the midst of the Fair of Alternative Arts of Sudbury (FAAS 3). This is a wonderful gathering of more than 40 artists working in alternative forms, and we are honoured to have been invited to participate. Come visit us at the Market Square in downtown Sudbury!
It is with great sadness that Debajehmujig - Storytellers bids farewell to our alumnus Mr. Henry Joseph Peltier. Henry was performing on stage at an ‘open jam’ in the Dream Makers Theatre at the Kewadin Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan when he went into cardiac arrest. He passed away the following day March 29, 2012 at the War Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. Henry, along with his colleagues in the Elders Gone AWOL show, were invited to perform at the 18th Anishinaabemowin-Teg Language Conference.
Once again Debajehmujig held a dance for the youth at the Creation Centre in Manitowaning. Many of the youth came to dance up a storm in the Larry. E Lewis Studio. We pulled out the black lights, hung some flashy lights and decorated with much luck O’the Irish.