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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.

March 25, 2010

De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group was commissioned by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Social and Health Services department to create an original performance that focused on the effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in native communities.

February 9th 2010

The United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin Island (UCCM) recently commissioned Debajehmujig to create a performance showing the importance of aboriginal Ceremonies at a conference taking place in Birch Island. The show was to be framed within the context of Treaty signings that pertain to Manitoulin Island, demonstrating how things may have been misinterpreted as a result of language barriers and cultural values.

December 17th, 18th, 2009

Welcome to the Van Der Beist Manor!
This building that we are so proud to call our home has a varied and rich history. It was originally built as the Happy Harbour Orphanage in 1928. It was here that three young Van Der Beist children were admitted in 1939 – among them my father, Percival Van Der Beist, along with his brother Nicolae and sister Ingrid. They spent their formative years here and knew no other place as home.

October 29th and 30th, 2009

Percival Van Der Biest – October 31, 1939 – October 27, 2009
“Died suddenly at his home after a hard fought battle with life, surrounded by his family and friends.”