Join SWG and in partnership with Wanuskewin Everyone has the capability to tell their story in a creative and fun way. We are all born with this gift. With years of experience as a songwriter/rapper, and educator, Eekwol explores identity in a creative way - through writing and performing hip-hop lyrics. This session will share how she combines creative writing and self-awareness. Participants will learn how to do this for themselves and how to share these skills with others. All you need to bring is an open mind and the rest will follow.
This event is free and open to the public. Please note there is limited seating; first come, first serve.
This exciting storytelling event is part of the Indigenous Storytelling month and celebrated at the Nutrien Kôna Winter Festival at Wanuskewin! Come and join us at the main event day for a full day of indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family:
This event is admission by donation. To learn more about how to get to Wanuskewin, visit their website https://wanuskewin.com.
Parking is free.
Seated above the opimihāw Creek and South Saskatchewan River, Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a window into part of Canada’s history that remains largely undiscovered. What began as a dream to tell the story of the land and its first peoples has grown into part of a broader national identity.
Today, Wanuskewin is an opportunity to delve into the past and discover what life was like pre-contact for the first peoples of the Northern Plains, along with how Indigenous cultures are still connected and represented here today. The theme is one of interpretation—exploring and sharing Plains cultures to gain a better understanding of ourselves, Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples, and our common heritage.
Wanuskewin has been a gathering place for thousands of years who continue this tradition and are committed to creating a space that is inclusive and accessible to all.
Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight is an nehiyaw(Muskoday First Nation) and settler(Russian) award-winning hip-hop performing artist and activist living in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory. She has dedicated years to the culture and craft of hip-hop to create something unique and astounding to give back to the community. Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Through her original sound, she displays her activist roots by living and creating as a supporter of both Hip Hop and Indigenous culture and rights.
Along with music and academic work, Lindsay frequently works with musicians and young people across the country as a mentor and helper. She achieves this through performances, workshops, speaking events, conferences and programs.
Julianna McLean is a nehiyaw Hungarian writer from James Smith Cree Nation. With the support of the Arts and Science Indigenous Masters Students Scholarship, Julianna obtained her MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan; she also has a background in Indigenous Education and Kinesiology. Julianna's MFA thesis is a compilation of short stories and poetry that focus on her grandparents' and mothers' residential/day school experiences, and Julianna's intergenerational survivor story. Julianna has poetry published in the anthology Where I'm From 2014. Julianna obtained her Indigenous yoga teacher certification through the Saskatchewan Indigenous Yoga Association she is also a Jingle Dress dancer.
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