The Eagle and Condor Collective Invites you to Circle of Diverse Indigeneity, A concert and Art Happening that unites Indigenous arts persons from various nations in the Americas. 

Thursday Sept. 16th

Time: 6:30 pm 

Place: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa, ON

 

Artistic Director - Marg Boyle (Metissage - Mi’gmaq)

Video/Photo Producer - Edgar Hernandez (Mayan - Guatemala)

MC - Jessie Kangok (Inuit - Radio Host)

Volunteer Coordinator - Lili Miller of Indigenus Roots Orleans, Ottawa East (Wolastoqiyik)

 

Musical Performers: 

Akawui (Mapuche - Chile)

Aurora Jade (Cree)

David White Charette (Ojibwe)

Beverley McKiver 

 

Artists

Marg Boyle (Metissage - L'nu)

Pam Cailloux (Metis - Algonquin/Huron) 

Krystal Cox (Coast Salish - European)

Carolina Echeverria (Mestisso from Chile)

 

Due to covid 19 policies there will be limited audience seats and also virtual concert tickets by donation. Pay what you can!

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Marg Boyle - Artistic Director and Artist 

Marg is a full time artist, curator and community arts organizer whose vision for this event is one of unity of Indigenous persons of the Americas. Marg is organizing the event as well as doing the scripting, stage managing and promo for the event. She is the founder of the Eagle and Condor Collective, teaches as a sessional instructor at Queens University, and at the Ottawa School of Art. She is part of the Native Immigrant Collective in Montreal and is also a handdrummer, singer, traditional dancer and writer.

http://margboyle.com
Instagram: @Marg_boyle_arts_vintage

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Edgar Hernandez - Video and Photography Producer

Mayan artist, videographer, photographer and director, Edgar Hernandez brings his enthusiasm and keen eye to the production of this event. He is teaming up with the tech. crew at the Shenkman Center to livestream a video version of the concert and live art event! As well as teaching and doing video work for our prior project, Edgar is an active artist in the Ottawa scene! Edgar is Aquacateco speaking Mayan from Guatemala and he is based in Ottawa. He is a director with the collective and also does work in sculpture, painting and new media.

https://edgarhernandez.ca/
Instagram: eddyhernandez07

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Jessie Kangok - MC 

Jessie Kangok is an Inuk born and raised in Igloolik, Nunavut up until the age of 16, when she moved to Ottawa with her family. Jessie has been involved as an active member of the Ottawa Inuit Community, working in various roles with Tungasugvvigat Inuit and the Inuuqatigiit. She is a mother of three children, ages 14, 10, and 9 and she is currently a stay at home mother and a Radio Host and Producer for the Ottawa Uqallagvik at CKCU 93.1 F.M. 

Instagram: jessiekangok

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Lili Miller - Volunteer Coordinator

Lili Miller is an Wolastoqiyik artist, community organizer and educator. She facilitates art and traditional craft workshops, drum circles and cultural learning opportunities via Indigenous Roots Orleans/Ottawa East.

Instagram: Theycallmemisslili
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/FNORL

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Akawui - Headlining Musical Performer and his band from Montreal

Nelson AKAWUI Riquelme Catalan is a singer-songwriter of Quebec and Chilean - Mapuche origin. His father, Nelson Riquelme Pincheira, introduced him to South American folk music at the age of three years old. From then on, he spent his childhood busking in the streets of Montreal and Vancouver with his father`s band, playing Andean music. These experiences along with his deep connection with his Amerindian- Chilean heritage have inspired AKAWUI`s unique musical blend that combines urban alternative music with tribal music genres from First Nations to the Andes.

His sound is rich in percussion, carries an electronic punch while being anchored in folkloric tradition.

His lyrics convey awakened uplifting messages and his primary goal with his art is to break down psychological barriers and prove that it is through union and mixing that one grows and becomes stronger. His composing has been mentored with Frank Palacios.

In March 2019,’’ Hombre Libre’’ the first single of his new album was released. This single was made in collaboration with the Moroccan band Daraa Tribes. A tribal musical fusion group comprised of Gnawa, Saharoua, Amazigh, Regaga and LKaaba with modern musical styles such as the Saharan blues.

Since then he has recorded in Canada, Chile and Peru and his songs speak of relationships, the land and his journey through Indigeneity to reconnection and to issues we face as humans.

The Eagle and Condor Collective is once again pleased to collaborate with this creative, insightful musician and designer.

https://www.facebook.com/akawui/

https://www.youtube.com/c/Akawuimusic

Subscribe to his channel!!

https://www.instagram.com/akawui/

http://www.akawui.com

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TJm6jLWb218v4BE4ZcTBa

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Aurora Jade - singer, pianist, composer

 

Aurora Jade is a singer, songwriter and visual artist. She is plains Cree raised in Tyendinaga mohawk territory.

She has been writing songs since the age of 9 and has played in many musical groups, everything from punk to jazz.

Her solo piano compositions have won many awards and she is currently working on her second album "Chaotic Neutral"

 

You can follow her on Insta- @aurorajademusic

YouTube chanel - Aurora Jade

Facebook- Aurora Jade

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David White Deer Charette - Singer/Handdrummer

David is a multitalented two spirit person from Manitoulin Island who has pursued many creative interests since a young age. He is loon clan, of the Ojibwe nation (Wikwemikong) and is a talented Visual Artist, beader, grass dancer, and musician. He has performed since his youth and also sells beading and beading kits online! He also teaches workshops! 

https://www.instagram.com/anishnabeads/
 

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Beverley McKiver  - composer and pianist
 

Beverley McKiver (she/her) is an Ottawa-based pianist, teacher and composer.

 

Originally from northwestern Ontario, Beverley has lived on unceded Algonquin territory for 31 years.

 

The “Canadian Floral Emblems Suite” for solo piano was inspired by the floral emblems of the 10 provinces and 3 territories. They are love letters to the land, evoking personal and shared memories. A highlight of Beverley’s summer has been hearing six of these selections performed by Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady on the Peace Tower Carillon on Parliament Hill.

 

Beverley gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council in the creation of these works. 

https://beverleymckiver.com/

Twitter: @bmckiver

Facebook: facebook.com/bevpiano/

Instagram: @bev.piano

LinkedIn: @beverleymckiver

beverleymckiver.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/beverley-mckiver/sets/boozhoo-manoomin-1

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Pam Cailloux - Artist 
Pam is an experienced and prolific artist who sells her original paintings as well as products such as mugs, prints, and tote bags at face to face events an in galleries. She is Metis / Algonquin/ Huron Wendat and her style developed around 1995. She has drawn all her life. Her artwork is heavily influenced by the Medicine wheel consisting of seasons, balance, elements and harmony. Mother Earth is often represented in her works as spirit and energy that is determined to restore natural order. 
Instagram: @pamcailloux
 

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Krystal Cox -Mixed Media Artist
 

Krystal is a self trained artist who creates in multi-faceted medias and modes of expression. Her primary works feature charcoals, soft pastels, beadwork and textiles. An emphasis on the interconnection to the natural world are reflected in the use of foraged local botanical inks that compliment animal portraits. Through these works she expresses, honours and analyzes cultural roots, mythologies, the cycle of birth & death. A passion for astronomy & astrology act as catalysts of inspiration which serve as guides throughout the composition of her arts. Her ancestors are mixed European & Coast Salish. 

 

Web: www.astro-knot.co 

Facebook: Astro-knot.co

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/astroknotco

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Carolina Echeverria - artist, community arts person, founder of Native Immigrant of Montreal
Carolina Echeverria came to Canada from Chile in 1986 and Mestizo (Mapuche). Since then, she has worked as an artist and social activist around the subject of immigration. She is the founder and artistic director of Native-Immigrant. Echeverria has exhibited in galleries and museums for over 25 years in Canada, Chile, USA, France, Haiti, and Mexico.  She has published several short stories.

Carolina is an artist, storyteller and the creator of a powerful relationship with words. Carolina is no stranger to controversy: her exhibits have always challenged social norms. Carolina believes in the power of a woman to change the current of perception in today’s world. A stranger in a strange land, she has adapted to a new culture while protecting her true self from its divisive politics.

Her latest series is inspired by her first female archetype and role model, Little Lulu created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell. "By reclaiming my childhood hero into La P'tite Lulú, I am opening up uncomfortable conversations through humour. I hope you can laugh with me while we collaborate to make this home a far better place."

Carolina has been working on an artistic statement of collective cultural values since 2010. As an artist, she seeks to bridge immigrants and First Nations, to talk about the space between Native and Immigrant by inserting a hyphen—a symbol of what holds us all together, to preserve the space in which dialogue, creativity, and true healing can occur.

http://carolinaecheverria.ca/
http://nativeimmigrant.com
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