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DAREarts brings storytelling workshops to remote Ogoki Post Add to ...

Those familiar with the background to musician Gord Downie’s album Secret Path released last month will have heard of Ogoki Post, a remote place in Marten Falls First Nation.

More recently, DAREarts, a charity that empowers young at-risk Canadians, was in the fly-in community with a program that aims to develop storytelling techniques and to connect indigenous youths with all Canadians.

A collaboration with the Stratford Festival involves a new allegorical production The Breathing Hole, set to premiere at Stratford in 2017. Four artist-educators from DAREarts were in Ogoki Post for a week of interdisciplinary workshops that will result in works from First Nations youths being presented throughout the run of The Breathing Hole.

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