Indigenous and francophone histories intersect during Festival du Voyageur – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202077 Views

January 10, 2020

Indigenous music, art and stories will be front and centre during the 51st annual Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg next month.

This year the organization behind the event aimed to increase it’s Indigenous programming for the largest winter festival in western Canada.

A live art installation from Jaime Black, a Métis artist and creator of The REDress Project, and a pop up culinary experience are some of the events taking place along with Festival favourites like the jigging competition.

After hosting last year, organizers felt the need for some self-reflection.

“We’ve done a great job over the last 50 years representing francophone culture but we’ve done a really poor job representing Indigenous culture,” said Darrel Nadeau, executive director for the festival.

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