January, 2020

This is a repeating event

02Jan10:00 AM4:00 PMRaven Tales Storytelling RevivalA Multidisciplinary Arts Program Exploring Truth and Reconciliation10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Details

Change Makers’ Education Society is offering a unique literacy program, Raven Tales Revival, which combines theatre, videography and lifeskills mentoring for youth through the generous support of Canada Service Corps and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Raven Tales Revival, uses theatre as the vehicle for youth engagement, providing a meaningful volunteer experience and professional skills development.  Youth will work to identify social issues in our community that relate to their lived experience of colonialism, identify the impact that colonialism has had on our identities and specifically the impacts on and explore how to work towards reconciliation.   This is a FREE program for Indigenous Youth and Allies aged 15-30.   

Youth will be invited to share contemporary stories and learn traditional Indigenous stories and legends as well as stories and legends from other cultures to explore our common mythologies and investigate the evolution of culture and creative responses to reconciliation through creative storytelling.  We will use writing, storytelling, improvisation, dance, circus, movement, music, costume, props and videography to explore these stories and develop a new narrative that resonates with the lived experiences and aspirations of the youth.  We will use Theatre of Living facilitation techniques to workshop a production that will be presented in our community identifying issues that are impacting their lives and during the community engagement process, we will give youth the opportunity to identify and present possible solutions to these issues.   

We will workshop these ideas and stories to develop material that will be synthesized into a final production which will be presented in various locations for our local youth and local community. The youth will explore the possibilities of touring the production to surrounding villages and presenting it on the internet to the world.  

Through this experiential learning experience, youth will be enhancing their communication skills and public relations capacity by combining oral communication, presentation, reading, writing, and digital communication skills.   We work with youth to identify, develop and strengthen their skills. Youth will have the opportunity to gain skills in performance, public speaking, and movement.  Youth will be developing leadership skills through the planning and executing of a project, building relationships and working as part of a team to achieve our collective goals.  In addition to these skills, youth will gain practical experience in costume design and creation, sewing, prop construction and scene development.   


(Thursday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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