Conversations in Pipigwan Flute with Rene Meshake

Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk St

Guelph, ON

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In-person

Indigenous

Interdisciplinary

Music

Poetry & spoken word

Storytelling

Truth and Reconciliation

Participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with Ojibwe multidisciplinary artist and residential school survivor Rene Meshake. Rene will present Conversations in Pipigwan Flute, a presentation of Anishinaabe storytelling, poetry, music, and song. This event is free, and in-person attendance requires advanced registration. The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page for those wishing to tune in from home. About Rene Meshake: An Ojibwe funky elder, visual and performing artist, award-winning author, storyteller, flute player, new media artist and a Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Rene works to fuse Ojibwe and English words into his stories, poetry and spoken word performances, Rene communicates his Ojibwe spiritual heritage to the contemporary world. He was born in the railway town of Nakina in Northwestern Ontario and was raised by his Okomissan grandmother. His education includes: Anishinaabe oral tradition, language, arts and culture. Rene has a diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College and a certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. Rene’s body of artwork, stories and his flute improvisations create a strong, expressive, and entertaining presentation for an ever-increasing audience. He also has an active on-line and performing presence as a Funky-Elder and his ‘virtual’ band, The Firebolt Ensemble.

Fri 30 Sep
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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This event is free.

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City of Guelph Museums & Culture

Guelph Museums and Culture exists to: * Collect and protect artifacts, artworks and stories that reflect our community * Share the collections and stories − locally, nationally and internationally − through exhibition, interpretation, and online access * Provide inclusive, accessible, interactive, and enlightening experiences * Nurture interest and engagement in history, art and culture * Cultivate a connection to place, with focus on the tangible and intangible cultural landscape unique to Guelph Guelph Museums and Culture is pleased to commission this activation for Culture Days in support of our local artists and in service of our local community and beyond. In Guelph we’re grounded in community and our deep connection to the environment. We look out for one another, celebrate our diversity and smile at each other in the streets. We are leaders who shape tomorrow. We tackle local and global challenges through innovation, art and action. And we’re committed to inclusive prosperity – because together, we’re stronger.

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Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.