Sadie Buck with The Hey He Yays Jan. 21

Sadie Buck with the The Hey He Yays

Wachay and Happy New Year!

Following the sold out Kwe Performance Series event in November 2016, Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) is pleased to announce the second event in this series: Sadie Buck with The Hey He Yays.

Join us in the OCAD auditorium (100 McCaul St.) on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. as NWIA partners with the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) to present an amazing performance from traditional and contemporary Haudenosaunee singer, Sadie Buck, along with special guests artists, The Hey He Yays. Tickets are PWYC (or included in FAC conference registration; see below.)

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Free Workshop

As a special pre-show event, on Jan. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m, Sadie will present a free workshop at Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, with discussions about traditional and modern Haudenosaunee life at the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, 191 Gerrard St E.

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The Kwe Performance Series presents performances and workshops by artists from diverse nations and communities. The events take place in
Toronto and in varying on-reserve and under-serviced communities throughout Ontario.

Sadie Buck was born into a long line of traditional singers and dancers. She has taken her traditional training ideology and transposed that to her contemporary life as an artist, performer, facilitator, director, author, trainer, researcher and consultant.

Sadie is also the lead singer of the Six Nations Women Singers, one of the most influential female Native singing groups in North America. They have recorded with Robbie Robertson and performed at the US Presidential inauguration in 1997. Representing the Onkwehonwe people, she is from the Seneca nation of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Tonawanda Seneca.

Sadie is an International teacher, currently as a part-time instructor at the University of Western Ontario and sessional instructor at McMaster University. Previously, she has taught at Harvard University, Hamilton College, University of Toronto, and for the National Aboriginal and Islanders Skills Development Corporation.

Honoured for her significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community, Sadie was the recipient of the Estelle Klein Award in 2015.

About Feminist Art Conference: This year is the Feminist Art Conference’s 4th conference to be held at OCADU from Jan. 9 – 21. This includes a two-week multi-disciplinary exhibition in the Great Hall at OCADU and satellite exhibitions at York University and University of Toronto.