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?
July 13 - August 14, 2010
The Descending Star & Thunderers and Water Monsters - Amazing But True Stories
Larry E Lewis Studio
Debajehmujig Creation Centre, 43 Queen Street, Manitowaning
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.
May 5, 2010
Debajehmujig is pleased to perform its final show of The Indian Affairs for guest students and teachers from St Charles Collegiate and Marymount College in Sudbury, as well as from Wasse Abin High School in Wikwemikong. In addition, several out of town guests from Thunder Bay also had the chance to see the show.
April 10 – 19, 2010
After seeing the production “Our Relations” at the United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin conference, Chief Gary Allen of Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation (located just outside of Fort Frances Ontario), contacted Debajehmujig with an interesting and unique request, which had us excited from the start.
March 30, 2010
In February 2010, Debajehmujig was commissioned by the Department of Lands and Natural Resources in Wikwemikong to write and perform a custom show about land use. The play entitled “Re:Conncect” was conceptualized with the knowledge that our ways of using the land and taking care of the land are somewhat skewed. We’ve created an imbalance from the land that we once lived off because of our “drive-thru” lifestyles.