Indigistory: A Night of Indigenous Storytelling *Full House** - Archived

  • The Dream Café

    67 Front Street
    Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2
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Indigstory, Thursday March 30th. Doors/Kitchen open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Please arrive between 6-615pm. 

Experience a night to remember with Indigistory: A Night of Indigenous Storytelling. This captivating event features a talented lineup of performers, including Madeline Terbasket, Karen Olson, Catherine Pierre, Tracey Kim Bonneau, Levi Bent, and gs proulx, who will showcase a mix of traditional and contemporary stories that will transport you on a journey through Indigenous culture and history.

Adding to the evening's excitement, Ann Doyon of Doyon's Dishes will be providing a feast of all our indigenous food favourites, including delicious salmon chowder, hearty deer stew, and the classic bannock. This is an opportunity not to be missed! 

Madeline Terbaske

Madeline Terbasket (they/them) is a two-spirit Syilx, Ho-Chunk, Anishinaabe performing artist that explores themes of cultural identity and mental health in their work. Madeline was in the Acting for Stage and Screen program at Capilano University. They discovered a passion for clowning and stand-up. They express their comedy by telling traditional Okanagan coyote stories. In 2017, Madeline was in šxʷʔam̓ət (home) with Theatre for Living, directed by David Diamond. In 2018, they toured BC and Alberta with the production. In 2019, Madeline was awarded a STORYHIVE Indigenous Storyteller Edition grant to make their film “q’sapi times”. They were also selected to be a TEDx speaker at Kelowna's TEDxYouth @ DoyleAve. In 2020, Madeline painted their first mural "Chief Skemxist" in the town of Keremeos. Madeline Terbasket is re-imagining traditional stories with their physical comedy, queerness and vulnerability.

Karen Olson

Karen Wendy Olson carries nehiyaw (Muscaigo Cree) and anishnaabe (Ojibway) bloodlines, and has a dash of Danish heritage. She was born and raised on the Peguis Indian Reserve in Manitoba. Following a career in journalism, she pursued her dream of creative writing and was a graduate of the International Writing School in 2000. Karen received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria in 2002. A published author and storyteller, she is the Department Head of Creative Writing at the En’owkin Centre. Karen is a member of Many Mothers, a writing collective of seven women of various cultures in BC and Alberta. Her play, Long Shadows, came about through experiencing her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s, and will be produced in Calgary, Alberta in the summer of 2023. Karen enjoys collaborating with other writers and performers, and strives to bring the Indigenous cultural world into all her storytelling performances.

Catherine Pierre

Catherine Pierre is grounded in her Secwepemc/Syilx culture. She lives within her traditional territory in the beautiful Okanagan valley and is active in arts and cultural revitalization of her Syilx culture. She is a gifted seamstress and interdisciplinary artist, writer, spoken word poet, workshop presenter, arts educator and storyteller. She holds a Certificate in Indigenous Fine Arts through UVIC with a focus on Creative Writing and a NAPAT certificate from the National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program though the En’owkin Centre. She is currently an instructor with the same program. Catherine has performed her spoken word poetry to audiences in both the US and Canada as well as storytelling. As an arts educator, she has worked with Indigenous adults, youth and children teaching a wide range of creative arts from natural materials to printmaking and sewing. She has an award winning children’s book titled Zoe and the Fawn.

Tracey Kim Bonneau

Tracey Kim Bonneau is the Manager of Arts, Culture and Adult Higher Learning at the En’owkin Centre. All professional storytellers develop a unique style and rhythm to their work, and for over 30 years Tracey’s authentic Indigenous content continues to create impact in the mainstream. Her work spans from hard-hitting documentaries to award winning stories featuring the revival of the Interior Dug-out Canoe. Tracey is highly effective in production management. Her entire career has been dedicated to creating space in the world of television, print and radio to represent Indigenous voices on screen. This modern Sylix storyteller explores her artistic journey in many forms. From published poems, performance and various art disciplines, she is now exploring the word of digital mastery through Augmented Reality in 2020. Developing her skills at Emily Carr’s IM4: Indigenizing VR/AR/360 with media matriarchs Loretta Todd, Cease Wyss and Doreen Manuel led to the ECO/VR project “Huckleberry” in 2022. 

Ann Doyon

Ann Doyon is a writer from Regina, Saskatchewan. Her mother was Beatrice Keewatin (Peepeekisis First Nation) and her father was Melvin (Butch) Hanson of Kelvington, Saskatchewan. She is an accomplished multi-media artist with a career that has spanned decades garnering national and international attention for her powerful wordplay and intense performing style. Her design and artwork is in various private and public collections across Turtle Island. She was gifted to be the mother of two fiercely unique and talented girls Aurora Jade and Lilyanna Lune, and currently lives in a heavily fortified compound in the wilds of British Columbia. Ann is the owner operator of a catering company that serves up Indigenous culinary delights.

Venue Details

The Dream Café

67 Front Street
Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2 The Dream Café

There's no need to print your tickets, we will greet you at the door with our guest list for the show.

Doors open 6pm unless otherwise stated.

Kitchen is open from 6-9pm.

Show starts at 8pm, please arrive by 7:30pm to have time to get settled.

Enjoy the show!

The Dream Café

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