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We Are Wabanaki: NBCC to showcase Indigenous artists at Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala – NBCC

April 11, 2019

FREDERICTON – It will be a night to remember when a full circle group of visual and performing artists gather to share a story of the Wabanaki people at the Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala, hosted by New Brunswick Community College on October 25. The gala supports NBCC’s Indigenous Student Bursary Fund.

We Are Wabanaki is a performance group brought together by Natalie Sappier-Samaqani Cocahq, a noted Wolastoqiyik inter-disciplinary artist from Tobique First Nation. Storytellers, drummers and dancers come together with visual and media artists to weave a rich tapestry of narrative about the Wabanaki peoples. Sappier serves as artistic director, production manager and, sometimes, performer.

“The purpose of this coming together of artists is to share the stories of this land through Wabanaki voice, presented by Wabanaki people,” said Sappier. “I try my best to make sure every voice is being heard and the story is being led by the entire group.”

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