Join poet and performance artist ecoaborijanelle for this special Culture Days broadcast. Using spoken word, you and your students will get to work your creative expression through the theme of “well being”.
The broadcast will include performances by the artist as well as opportunities for students to respond through sharing and practicing in the classroom. See the teacher guides (available soon) for a followup classroom activity specific to your grade. The activity can been done anytime after the broadcast.
* NOTE * Check your time zone, all time posted in Sask. time.
Thank you to Thomson School, Regina for hosting these broadcasts.
Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias (she/her) is a Nehīyaw spoken word poet from Little Pine First Nation. Janelle creates, writes and shares work that reflects pride in her culture but also brings stories that celebrates our resilience and strength. She believes in ahkamemowin (“ahh-gkaa-mey-moo-win” 5 syllables) – meaning having resilience and never giving up. Working to build community she brings the message: “your words matter, your words are alive, let us tell our stories with care”.
ecoaborijanelle is the 2017-18 Tonight It’s Poetry (TiP) Poetry Grand Champion, competing at 2018 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in Vancouver. She has self-published her first chapbook, “kikawiynaw askiy: Mother Earth”, and is completing her second chapbook “nipiy acimowina: #PoemsForMotherEarth”.
ecoaborijanelle speaks from the experience of a Nehīyaw woman, but reminds everyone that her perspective does not represent all Indigenous people to Turtle Island.