FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
Join us at the Rotary Centre for the Arts for the *Indigenous Resilience Festival*. The Indigenous Resilience Festival (IRF) showcases Indigenous Elders, youth, leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs sharing knowledge on their challenges that lead to triumphs. You can expect to witness a variety of indigenous excellence presented to you through the creative expression of storytelling, dance, fashion, plant medicine, music and much more.
Come celebrate Indigenous culture with us at the RCA during a FREE day-long celebration! There will be performances by over 40 artists representing various Indigenous communities across BC.
It is crucial to bring attention to the indigenous experience that has not currently been shared multiculturally. In addition to Western perspectives, we need holistic solutions to coping and healing through the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. This festival will provide an opportunity for indigenous individuals impacted by covid19 to explore, share, and celebrate their resilience with the public. Amplifying the indigenous experience in a creative context, where the narrative will be recognized through thoughtful dialogue and performance art.
The Celebration of Indigenous Cultural Resilience program is an RCA outreach and engagement initiative in collaboration with the University Victoria Gustavson School of Business (GSB). The program offers virtual workshops for BC Indigenous communities to develop Indigenous performance, including storytelling, drumming, song, and dance, about Indigenous cultural resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic.
To register for this event, click here.
Do you have questions or comments about the festival and/or workshops? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Indigenous Resilience Festival
Rotary Centre for the Arts
The Rotary Centre for the Arts respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded, traditional territory of the Syilx and Okanagan People.