Winter Workshops: 2018

Aanmitaagzi invites artists, arts enthusiasts, and community members of all abilities to participate in their Winter Workshop series as part of their ongoing Serpent People project. The weekly workshops are free to the public and take place at Big Medicine Studio. Hope to see you there!

January 15 – April 25, 2018

Tuesday        3:30 – 5:15 pm     Kids Multi-Arts Workshop

6:30 – 8:30 pm     Pow Wow Jam!

Wednesday   7:00 – 9:00 pm     Adult Contemporary Dance

January 22 – February 15, 2018

Thursday       1:30 – 5:30 pm     Open Studio Art-Making for Ice Follies

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Winter Solstice Celebration on Dec. 21

Aanmitaagzi invites you to join us at Big Medicine Studio for our Winter Solstice celebration on Thursday, December 21, 2017 starting at 7 pm. The night will feature great food, art-making, and fun around the campfire for the whole family. You can also find out about our upcoming workshops and events in 2018. See you there!

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Pulling Threads Workshop Tour


Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theater are excited to present a new series of Pulling Threads Fabric Workshops as part of their ongoing Material Witness project.

Material Witness explores violence, healing and renewal in the lives of Indigenous women through the development of a multi-generational performance. The backdrop and set for the performance is comprised of a “story-quilt”, a layered landscape of fabrics, heaps, piles and bundles that holds its own collected stories and supports the stories of the women on stage.

Through the Pulling Threads workshops, community participants are invited to come in and create a piece of the “story-quilt” based upon their own experiences, exploring not only the stories of violence that have shaped their lives, but also the hope and transformative possibilities that arise from them. The created pieces will then be sewn or woven into the larger quilt and will travel with the production wherever it goes.

Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome, and counsellors will be on hand to offer support as needed. All materials will be provided, however participants may bring in their own materials to donate to the project as well.

Come and enjoy some food, some talk, and some laughter while pulling threads with us!

Workshop Dates:

April 10, 2017          True Self – Debwewendizwin Employment and Training       
10 am – 4 pm          239 Main Street East
                                North Bay ON  P1B 1B2
                                www.trueself.ca

April 21, 2017          Minwaashin Lodge – The Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre
10 am – 4 pm          1155 Lola Street
                                Ottawa, ON  K1K 4C1
                                www.minlodge.com

April 27, 2017          N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre
1 pm – 5 pm            110 Elm Street
                                Sudbury, ON  P3C 1T5
                                www.nfcsudbury.org

April 28, 2017          Debajehmujig Storytellers
10 am – 4 pm          43 Queen Street
                                Manitowaning, ON   P0P 1N0
                                www.debaj.ca

April 29, 2017          Nimkii Naabkwagan – Batchewana Family Crisis Shelter       
10am – 4 pm           180 Gran Street
                                Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6A 5K9

May 1 & 2, 2017      Pic River First Nation Community Centre
6 pm – 9 pm            78 Pic River Rd.
                                Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0

For more information, please contact Penny Couchie – (705) 474-2227.

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Spring Events

We are doing a lot of Artist Days in preparation for our upcoming Dances of Resistance Works In Progress taking place in the middle of June. There will be a lot of opportunities to get involved and a lot of creation events that include music, dance, paint, poetry, film, writing, puppets, theatre and all forms of creation.

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