Facing the Day
Facing the Day
July 8, 9, 10 & 11 from 10:00am – 10:20am
Curated by Tstatssaya White
Broadcasting from CHLY on air waves and in the downtown core | 10:00 am – 10:20 am
Uy’ netulth! Sunrise prayer is a fundamental tradition in all Indigenous cultures
Open your heart and spirit to songs from the Coast Salish & Nuu-chah-nulth Nations
Thursday, July 8th | Edward Johnson, ƛicitatḥ, Huu-ay-aht First Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth
Friday, July 9th | Wasaskwun Winston Wuttunee, Clear Blue Sky & Spotted Eagle Tail Feather Neyheyow Cree, Saskatchewan & Anishinawbe, Northern Ontario, Cree & Ojibwa
Saturday, July 10th | Ay’ Lelum The Good Family, Snuneymuxw First Nation, Coast Salish
Sunday, July 11th | Salish shxw’aluqwa’, Sna’naw’as First Nation, Coast Salish
Complimentary event thanks to our funders and donors to the #CCDanceFree campaign
Tsatassaya White, B.A.(Anthropology, UBC) is a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation (Coast Salish) and Earthquake House in Hupacasath, (Nuu-chah-nulth). Carrying knowledge from both of her territories she is a community mobilizer.
She is an event planner who has a keen interest in all aspects of protocol.
Tsatassaya curated a day of dance “Qwuyulush u’ tl Swy a lana” by Indigenous artists for our InFrinGinG Dance Festival, 2019, on July 6 at Swy a lana/ Maffeo Sutton Park. In 2020, she conceived and directed the film, Huulth Huultha, 2020, a reflection on Indigneous dance festivals and gatherings. In 2021, we are pleased to program online viewings of Huulth Huultha, 2020. For this year’s festival, Tsatassaya has curated and organized Facing the Day, Morning Prayers by First Nations singers and families.