Artists in this year's Body Talk Workshop
About Elder Gary Manson
Gary Manson (Xulsimalt) will bring cultural teachings to guide us in beginning each day in a good way. He (along with his son Adam Manson) was named as the 2020 Honour in Heritage Award recipients for their dedicated work to champion the resurgence of the Hul’q’umi’num language and their service as mentors, advisors, and collaborators to many individuals and organizations in our region.
Gary is a respected Snuneymuxw Elder and a community leader, who generously shares cultural teachings and his own story with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners, building new understandings rooted in respectfulness.
About James Jones – Notorius Cree
James Jones is a traditional hoop dance artist who has performed and traveled across Europe, China, Australia, and North America, while ranking among the top 5 hoop dancers in the world! James has even worked with such artists as k-os and Snoop Dogg, sharing his talent on the stage.
Sirreal’s musical style bridges all genres of music by blending truthful hard-hitting lyrics with a live touring stage band by the name of Blue Satellite.
Conquering his demons of addiction and poverty, he now boldly laces his lyrics with the die-hard truths of reality instead of turning to drugs.