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Jun 11 '22

2:00pm – 4:30pm

You’re invited! As part of the exhibition Kwaata-nihtaawakihk – A Hard Birth we are hosting a special open invitation Metis fiddle jam on the WAG rooftop!

Led by head fiddlers Jason Lepine and Melissa St. Goddard, the rooftop Metis fiddle jam welcomes fiddlers of all ages to join in this celebration of Kwaata-nihtaawakihk – A Hard Birth. Join us for music, dancing, and food.

This is an open invitation to all Metis Fiddlers to come and jam!

FREE with admission • Indigenous peoples are always free at WAG-Qaumajuq
Lunch, coffee and tea will be served, catered by FEAST
Masks recommended • Wheelchairs available

Email jlafreniere@wag.ca to add your name to the Fiddle player list. The first 10 fiddlers to sign up will receive a $200 honorarium.


*In the event of rain, this event will move inside WAG-Qaumajuq

Special thanks to Michif Elder Verna Demontigny for gifting the name for the exhibition.

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