First Nations Performance Series

September 10 – 20, 1992
Performance Art, Series, Cabarets, Reading, Multi Media Presentation, Dance, Music

About the Program

The First Nations Performance Series was the third annual performance series organized by grunt gallery, running from September 10 to 20, 1992. Through contemporary Indigenous expression in performance, it functioned as a stage for representing the history and concerns of Indigenous peoples. Drawing on a diversity of practices and the talents of many local artists, the series featured an opening cabaret event and solo performances by Margo Kane, Zachery Longboy, Marie Humber, Âhasiw K. Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Thom E. Hawke, Dana Claxton, Michelle Thrush, and Annie Frazier. Many of the performances addressed the influence of Indigenous heritage on contemporary identity and the lingering stereotypes and histories of injustice that form the central challenges of living in a white-dominated society.


Advertising: Marion Barling
Coordinators: Merle Addison and Archer Pechawis
Copy Editors: Glenn Alteen, Diane LeBlanc, and Archer Pechawis
Curators: Glenn Alteen and Aiyyana Maracle
Essays: Evan Adams, Maria Campbell, and Aiyyana Maracle
Layout and Design: Marion Barling and Aiyyana Maracle
Photography: Merle Addison
Videography: Mike MacDonald
Program Editor: Marion Barling
Publicity: Marion Barling
Technical Assistance: Andrea Fatona, Naomi Singer, and Tracy Taylor
Technical Director: Archer Pechawis
Special Thanks: Hillary Wood, Public Dreams, Joanna Maratta, Theatrespace, Pat Beaton, Dave Chilsom, Bobbi Kozinuk, and The Dance Centre


1992.0910 FIR


English, nehiyawewin (Cree)


grunt gallery (first location)
209 E. 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 1J8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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