The following is excerpted from a release issued by Massey Theatre.
On January 18, Artlatch will transform Massey Theatre into a gathering/witnessing space for the work of reawakening and sharing artistic and culture gifts. Artlatch marks the official launch of the Skookum Indigenous Arts Series, a new artistic partnership between Savage Society and Massey Theatre Society. This is a key first gathering for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to be together in New Westminster to recognize heritage, culture and consider reconciliation.
Says Massey Theatre:
"The ‘potlatch’ is often remembered for its grand giveaways and redistribution of wealth by a chief or respected leader in the community. Canoes would travel from many distances around to witness the work the host of the ‘sɫənəq’ (pronounced sl-t-en-ek) or gathering had in mind. In the same essence, we look to use art as a gift and reason to gather and take space in our own ‘Artlatch’. A space to gather, to share, to bundle and to give with arts, performance, music, history, stories, dance, drumming and all other creative gifts."
3:30 p.m.: Family Pow Wow Dance Class
4:30 p.m.: Catered Public Reception with catering from Bigheart Bannock Catering
5:00 p.m.: Artlatch begins
Information and Registration
For more information, please check out the Massey Theatre website. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many people you will have joining you. The event is free so please feel free to share with your contacts who may find it enriching.