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This site lists the events, schedules and registration for the annual Blackburn Hamlet FunFair.

Aboriginal Experiences

Tales from Turtle Island

Sunday June 4, 2017 Noon

                                                                                   http://www.aboriginalexperiences.com/

Come one come all to this free event never before seen at the Blackburn FUNFAIR

This stage production incorporates both traditional storytelling theatre and Pow-wow dance performance.  This original double bill features a short theatrical production where mask, contemporary movement and a scripted narration bring a traditional story to life- followed by scripted dance descriptions and performances of Pow-wow dance. The production typically runs from 50 to 60 minutes and can include up to 4 different Pow wow dance styles, may include a hoop dance and a round dance with audience (if feasible).
Stories currently travelling are:
Medicine Beats – This presentation includes traditional elder teachings, still relevant today. As a grandfather shares the 7 grandfather teachings with his grandson, youth will see the balance of culture and teachings mixed with urban culture hip hop beats.
Nanabush & the Duck – This lively fun and interactive puppet production helps to bring one of our most beloved characters – Nanabush- (The Trickster) to life for children of all ages. Debuted at Almonte’s International Puppet Festival had a great reaction from the audience.
The Gift – A traditional legend that shares important teachings on how eagle was given “the gift” of his white head and what he learned from the other forest creatures along the way.
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