February 26th & 27th
Okotoks tells the story of Holy Bear Woman, a young Blackfoot girl who survived the Baker massacre in 1870. It will leave you breathless with awe at her resilience, proof of which is seen in the fact that her bloodline has survived. Justin Many Fingers is one of her many descendants. Take a journey with him as he tells this epic story of his grandmother through his art form.
October 10th - 218th
509 is a powerful story that weaves the personal experiences of MT7 Artistic Director Justin Many Fingers with a Blackfoot story told to him as a child. The Blackfoot believe that after death, our spirits go to the sacred hills where the living and spirit world meet. There, Napi (the Blackfoot trickster), guides you to the other side, accompanied by the spirit of the buffalo herd.
August 28th, 29th & 30th
Making Treaty 7’s Talk Series
Making Treaty 7’s first talking series, was hosted by our Artistic Director, Justin Many Fingers, as part of our Pride programming!
Agokwe (written and performed by Waawaate Fobister) is a powerful tale that explores unrequited love between teenage boys – a hockey player and a dancer – from neighboring reserves who connect through a mutual love of movement. But when tragedy intervenes, youth, distance, and isolation strive to pull them apart.
QUEER CAB FAB DRAGS Indigenous Drag Cabaret
Featuring Argintina Hailey (Morley, AB), Levi Alizaar Foy (Winnipeg, MB), Quanah Napoleon (Vancouver, BC), Marshal Vielle (Kainai, AB), and DJ Daxter Amos (Morley, AB).
A CULTURAL CELEBRATION GALA FUNDRAISER!!!
The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning 3 decades touring from coast to coast to coast. Expect an evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom Jackson. Award winning musicians Tom McKillip, Darryl Havers, John MacArthur Ellis, Kirby Barber and Diane Lines join Tom onstage. This performance will be one of 17 across Canada raising funds for a variety of local charities.
Mohkinstsis and Sathering Spaces
September - cSPACE, Arts Commons & Calgary Central Library
The Celebrating Two-Spirit Identity project gathered Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Two-Spirit Artists, the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, and Arts Commons together to centre traditional knowledge from Treaty 7 Nations on Two-Spirit identities as a way to inspire new artistic work for creation and exhibition, and best practices; on not only working with Two-Spirit artists and individuals, but more broadly on building right relations with all signatories of Treaty 7.