Huulth Huultha, 2020
Huulth Huultha, 2020 (Premiered at InFrinGinG 2020)
“Dancing” in Wakashan language, Nuu-chah-nulth
Conceived and directed by Tsatassaya White, edited by Dustin Anderson, this film explores a virtual Indigenous dance festival in these challenging times and features Indigenous song, dance & protocol.
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.