Dear: Full Circle Readers


In this summer E-blast we keep you up to date on Aboriginal performances, news and  what our staff has been up to during their outreach and National Aboriginal Day adventures!



Dancing on the Edge Aboriginal Dance Highlights:


July 7th & 9th: NGS ("Native Girl Syndrome") by Lara Kramer Danse | Lara Kramer, at Firehall Arts Centre. Check out the Opening Night performance, which includes a free pre-show discussion with Raven Spirit Dance, Lara Kramer Danse, Starrwind Dance Projects and Olivia C. Davies.

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July 4th & July 6th: Northern Journey by Raven Spirit Dance | Michelle Olson at EDGE ONE, at Firehall Arts Centre.

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July 10th & July 12th: Spine of the Mother (solo excerpt) by Starrwind Dance Projects | Starr Muranko, at EDGE 2, at Firehall Arts Centre. 

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July 4th-6th: Cree Creation Story by Compaigni V'ni Dansi |Yvonne Chartrand at Dusk Dances, at Portside Park (pay what you can)

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For more information about Dancing on the Edge Festival 2014 CLICK HERE



City of Vancouver News & First Nations Land


On June 25th the city of Vancouver officially acknowledged that the city sits on unceded First Nations land. We believe this to be a step forward for Aboriginal people and that this is the type of positive action that helps facilitate the healing of our Indigenous communities.


CLICK HERE to Read More!



What we've been up to...


We hope everyone had a fun filled and meaningful National Aboriginal Day and summer solstice on June 21st! We sure did. Not only was our staff out and about doing outreach and enjoying the performances and tents at Trout Lake and at the Vancouver Friendship Centre but many of our past Talking Stick Festival artists could be seen & heard performing all over Vancouver and the rest of Canada.




Left to right photo summary: Trout Lake for National Aboriginal Day, staff members Kwasuun Vedan and Diane Blunt at The Jessies, and during intermission at  UNYA's 25th Anniversary Celebration


We were at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards on June 23rd in support of Full Circle's Artistic Managing Director Margo Kane's nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role for
For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. There was a whole table of us! Some of us met up earlier for a quick meal and then we all had a wonderful time listening to speeches and watching theatrical moments at the awards over drinks and smiles.


The Full Circle staff enjoyed Urban Native Youth Association's (UNYA) 25th Anniversary Celebration at the York Theatre, on June 25th. We watched UNYA farewell their beloved Executive Director Lynda Gray as she sets out to pursue plans and events surrounding her First Nations 101 book, which is a great overview of First Nations people's day-to-day reality. We also had a chance to hear about UNYA's history and plans for their bright and exciting future.


Lynda is donating $1 from the sale of each First Nations 101 book to UNYA's capital campaign to build a Native Youth Centre at Hastings and Commercial in Vancouver, BC. You can find out more at   

CLOSING DATE TODAY for Canada Council Position:


Canada Council for the Arts is looking for an Aboriginal Program Officer for the Dance Section.

The closing date is TODAY so if this applies to you get your application in during the day.


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