Crimson Coast Dance

Facing the Day

Photo by Tsatassaya White
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.

Crimson Coast Dance is thankful to have the support of the following sponsors:

We are grateful to live work and play on Snuneymuxw First Nation territory.