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September 2010

De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group is extremely delighted to welcome our newest students into the National Aboriginal Arts Animator Program for our 2010/11 intake. We have a total of eleven new students from across the province:

August 10, 2010

As we enter the final week of our summer performances for 2010, attendance has been the highest we have experienced in almost a decade. We attribute this to supportive weather – rough waters and dark skies in the daytime to draw in the matinee audience, and clear skies at night to draw in the mainstage audience. And, of course, the excellent work on stage feeds the word of mouth referrals.

Debajehmujig is excited to be able to invite you to participate in The 6 Foot Project, a project that is meant to daylight, celebrate and bring together the many diverse relationships that Islanders have with the land that we share. If you are a farmer, fisher, painter, writer, teacher, mechanic; if you’re in Wiky, Gore Bay, Sheshegwaning, all the way to Meldrum Bay, in town or in the bush; if you’re 83, 42 or 7; if you’re a man, woman, or child who loves this land, Manitoulin Island, please share this love. Take part in The 6 Foot Project!

The League of Cultural Emancipators is a celebration of more than 40 community members represented on 24 hand painted banners, who have contributed to the freeing of our culture over the last 50 years. The Debajehmujig Theatre Group recognize that they have the opportunity to live their lives today as full-time practicing Anishnaabek artists because of the hard work, endless commitment, and visionary inspiration of a great many people.

Debajehmujig Theatre Group is proud to collaborate with One Light Theatre in Halifax to present the conference portion of PRISMATIC 2010: OCTOBER 10-17

Prismatic brings new works by culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists into the spotlight. The mandate of this initiative is to promote the pursuit of artistic excellence and ongoing organizational sustainability through collaboration, innovation and dialogue.

Prismatic: performance, networking, forward thinking.

There was a time not too long ago when the drum could only be heard in the distance. The people knew it was out there somewhere…but where? And who were those people banging on the drums - Indians perhaps? What did it mean?

May 26, 2010

Pictured at Left is the Mastins General Store at 43 Queen Street as it appeared during the middle of the last century. By this time, it had already established itself as a place for social convergence, bringing together people from the neighbouring communities of Manitowaning and Wikwemikong.

May 7 – June 5, 2010

Textile Art Exhibition by Bill Shawanda

Aanii. I am Bill Shawanda, an Artist, a Designer and a Story Teller, living in the remote. I have been on a journey with Debajehmujig Theatre Group for many seasons. While on this path I have been given many gifts and opportunities. Debajehmujig has given to me the worlds of Costume, Performance, Historical and Cultural Teachings, Travel, Meeting and Learning from other Artists and Stories.