šxʷʔam̓ət (home) What does Reconciliation mean to YOU?with Cindy Charleyboy
We welcome Cindy Charleyboy from Vancouver’s Theatre for Living to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and the UBCs Learning Circle for aconversation on šxʷʔam̓ət (home), an Indigenous and non-Indigenous, audience-interactive play on Reconcilation.
PDF Version of her PPT Presentation:
In this session, Cindy will discuss:
- The multiple ways diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices, including those of people of color, continue to be brought into šxʷʔam̓ət (home), which can lead to practiced behavioral change.
- Effectively engaging, and building, community health and social change through arts and the use of media.
- The use of popular education as opposed to didactic methods to engage with different forms of knowledge that are already within groups and individuals.
Created and performed by a courageous mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation true and honourable. šxʷʔam̓ət (home) invites audiences to try to offer solutions to the real-life problems being presented on the stage.
This audience interactive play puts real, tough, current issues on the stage about the blockages we all face moving towards Reconciliation. It asks the “What now?” question in regards to Reconciliation, and compels audiences to think about Reconciliation not as a “thing of the past”, but something that permeates many aspects of all of our lives.
šxʷʔam̓ət (home), is touring into 19 communities across BC and Alberta January 17 – February 25, 2018, and returning to Vancouver March 2 – 10 at the Firehall Arts Centre. Each tour performance will be co-hosted by local, collaborating Indigenous and non-Indigenous community organization.
Everyone welcome to participate:
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (PST)
Place: Webinar or Video Conference
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Registration: required to participate online
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About the Presenter
Cindy M Charleyboy is Tsilhqot’in, Secwepemc, and Norwegian and believes strongly that the arts have the capacity to shift perception allowing for greater self-awareness, integration of knowledge, and lasting positive change. Her practice includes dreaming, creative writing, storytelling, photography, singing and drumming.
Cindy has a BA in First Nations Studies from UNBC, and 15 years’ experience supporting students, programs and organizations in K-12 and post-secondary education. In 2016 she shifted her work to include support of creative projects, such as šxʷʔam̓ət (home), that prioritize culture and make the work of Indigenous artists more accessible to Indigenous communities and the public. She teaches facilitation, cultural awareness, active dreaming, and incorporates ceremony into everything she does.
Links Shared by Cindy in her Presentation:
- Current Projects:
- Past Work:
- Madeline Terbasket: What Does Reconciliation Mean to YOU? (2017)
- Madeline Terbasket: Tour Cast Interviews (2018)
- Facebook Album: What Does Reconciliation Mean to YOU?
- Know Wonder Learn: Participant lead learning and Action
- #Next150 Challenge: