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Events and News

Where we Stand - One Land, Two Hearts

Feb 23,  5-8pm at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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shalan will be one of the panellists,

come join in conversation!

Free and open to public

Come participate, experience and celebrate the world premieres of a novel multimedia storytelling project of identity and belonging produced by a cohort of Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada.

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new book:  The Art of Mi’kmaw Basketry

shalan facilitated/edited a book celebrating Mi'kmaw basketry

Book introduction by Catherine Anne Martin

Photos by Holly Brown Bear

Featured artists:

  • Peter J Clair, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB

  • Virick Francis, Eskasoni First Nation, NS

  • Stephen Jerome, Gesgapegiag, Quebec.

  • Della Maguire, Glooscap First Nation, NS

  • Frank Meuse, L's+tkuk First Nation, NS

  • Margaret Pelletier, We'koqma'q First Nation, NS

  • Sandra Racine, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB

  • Nora Richard, Lennox Island, PEI

  • Ashley Sanipass, Indian Island, NB

More information on book launch events coming soon!

To order:

shalan named Artist-in-Residence for the Pier 21 Museum of Immigration

Kjipuktuk (Halifax), NS

shalan will work with Mocean Dance and Sarah Prosper, among others, to explore embodiment, music, and public connections at the museum

(December 2023-May 2024)

Stay tuned for more information!

You can find shalan's announcement conversation on CBC's Halifax Mainstreet

Listen to shalan's podcast featuring the 13 languages of the poem, Km+tkinu

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