- June 22, 2021 - 4 – 5 pm
Revitalization of Culture: Indigenous Artist Share
Presented by the Office of Indigenous Engagement, U of T Scarborough, in collaboration with the Doris McCarthy Gallery
U of T Scarborough Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Juanita Muise moderates a series of talks with Indigenous artists from across Canada, sharing their stories of cultural revitalization and the role it plays in their practice. Indigenous Canadians for generations have fought for their traditions in the wake of attempted assimilation and systemic oppression. Presented by the Indigenous Outreach Program at the University of Toronto Scarborough in collaboration with the Doris McCarthy Gallery, this program will celebrate and recognize the work of Indigenous artists who are keeping alive cultural practices and taking action for 7 generations to come.
Marking National Indigenous History Month, this June session of the program features Mi’kmaq musician and community organizer Paul Pike.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
From Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Paul Pike is the singer/songwriter for the award winning contemporary First Nations rock band Medicine Dream. Pike lived in Alaska for 25 years, and returned home in 2015 to be close to his family, friends and the land he is so much a part of. Paul is Director for Community and Cultural Programming for the People Of The Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre in Stephenville. Music remains his first love, and Paul continues to be an active recording artist and engineer, as well as sharing Indigenous Music, and helping others compose their own style of Indigenous Music. Sharing the ongoing story of the Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaw People is at the core of Paul’s passion to create and perform.