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July 16, 2011

A group of thespians - professional and amateurs, writers and directors, performers and technicians, singers and songwriters, husbands and wives, farmers and pharmacists, and anybody else who signs up, will INKubate - create, write, direct, reherse, and perform.

In 2000 the company of artists at Debajehmujig began to explore the question, what is the future for young Aboriginal men in Canada and what is a modern expression of traditional storytelling from an Anishnabe perspective. This began a long journey that brought the company together with Traditional Odawa Elder, Eddie King from Wikwemikong and opened the pathway to the foundation teachings and traditional knowledge that would form the basis of the Eighteen thousand year history of the Anishnabe on Turtle Island.

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.

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