Still: First Nations Performance

October 5 – 23, 1999

About the Program

Still: First Nations Performance celebrates ten years of Indigenous performance at grunt and features many of Canada's best known Indigenous performance artists. Photographer Merle Addison has been documenting performance at grunt in black and white for over ten years.

Still: a photograph. A moment in performance. Still: First Nations people survive. Blatant injustices are not addressed. Still: Indians stand up and claim space. In that space the stories are re-told, re-interpreting what was assumed understood. The space becomes part of the moccasin telegraph: a gathering place, a communal council fire. Grievances are aired. Relations are shown. News of the community is examined, the larger community of Indianess considered...


1999.1005 STI


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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