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November 19, 2010

On November 19th, 2010 Debajehmujig was invited to participate in a unique post secondary preparation program for Aboriginal high school students in North Bay. Doug Dokis, Director of Nippissing University’s Aiming Higher Program, brought together Dallas Arcand, Derik Starlight and Don Burnstick along with Debajehmujig’s - Best Medicine Troupe for a two day youth engagement conference that celebrates the leadership accomplishments and commitment to post secondary education of Aboriginal high school students during grade 11 and grade 12 in North Bay.

May 24, 2010 – October 22-24, 2010

Council Fire, an urban Aboriginal organization in Toronto, sponsored a theatre development project for Aboriginal Youth associated with the Centre. The project was designed and directed by York University Drama graduate, Andrea Brassard, Metis theatre artist and director, who lead and worked with the group in Toronto over the course of 2009 – 2010. Native Earth for the Performing Arts first assisted with the early development and start up, working with Andrea Brassard to identify coaches and mentoring for the new group.

November 18, 2010

On November 18, 2010 Margaret Atwood was honoured on her 71st birthday, along with her partner Graeme Gibson and many friends and guests, with celebrations held at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Following some welcoming words, congratulations, and a lovely dinner, Debajehmujig actor Joe Osawabine approached the mic and asked Ms. Atwood if would be ok if he introduced her to his cousin Jessica, (actress Jessica Wilde Peltier) in their Ojibway language.

September 30 – October 2, 2010

The National Aboriginal Network for Arts Administration (NANAA) annual gathering brought together Aboriginal artists, musicians, writers, and arts administrators from across Canada and the Territories to workshop ideas for expansion and development. Joseph Osawabine, Josh Peltier and Matthew Manitowabi of Debajehmujig - Storytellers were asked to co-facilitate the “Creative Action Circles” component of the gathering in Wahta (Mohawk Territory) in Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2010.

September 29, 2010

Debajehmujig - Storytellers was invited to perform for delegates from across Northern Ontario who gathered at Little Current, ON this September at the Worship Matters Symposium – The Many Faces of God. The symposium hosted by the United Church of Canada explored the theme of the diverse forms of spirituality at work in the world today.

September 15, 2010

Between the Forest and the Trees marked the first solo exhibition of visual artist Barry Solomon Beaver. Barry hails from Wabasca Alberta and is a recent graduate of the National Aboriginal Arts Animator Program. Since his move to Ontario four years ago he has been inspired by the natural beauty of Manitoulin Island and Northern Ontario and the exhibition captured its beauty on canvas.