Hear Joseph Naytowhow’s story at Intercultural week
Events will be taking place in Saskatoon between March 21 and 24, 2017
This year marks the second Intercultural Week at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The annual event seeks to celebrate diversity, foster understanding, facilitate the transfer of cultural knowledge and experiences, and foster safe learning spaces in which diversity is honoured and respected.
In Saskatoon, events include a film festival, special lunches, a fashion show and talk from Little Mosque on the Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz. On March 21 Plains/Woodland Cree Singer/Songwriter, storyteller and voice and stage actor Joseph Naytowhow will be helping us launch Intercultural Week with his keynote address.
Hailing from the Sturgeon Lake First Nations Band, Joseph blends a unique style of Cree/English storytelling with original contemporary music and traditional First Nations drum and rattle songs. He is an accomplished performer and the recipient of the 2006 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award’s Keeper of the Tradition Award and in 2005, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Saskatchewan Centennial. Joseph may be best known for his voice acting roles on Wapos Bay, for which he has also been awarded a Gemini for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series. He also understands the importance of diversity and has spent fifteen years studying with a Buddhist master to nurture a generosity and compassion for sharing cultural knowledge.
To find out more about Joseph’s keynote address or more about other events happening during Intercultural week, please visit: saskpolytech.ca/intercultural-week.
Published March 2017.