Neighbours Quilt Project – CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Neighbours is a community project led by Heather Majaury, an Alqonquin Anishinaabekwe performing artist. Majaury was inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 93, which calls on the federal government to work with Indigenous organizations “to revise the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada.” Both workshop and exhibit are meant to be a collaborative and interactive experience. Visitors are invited to sit in a circle in the centre of the room where they can talk and reflect on what it means to be a newcomer, Indigenous or a settler in Canada.

Heather Majaury is a local actor and theatre creator of Anishinabeg and Euro Settler descent. She most recently is performing in the Unplugging at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa. Heather is also the Artistic Director of the Kaleidoscope Productions which will be embarking upon creating a new local community-based theatre laboratory to develop a methodology bringing together several different play creation techniques to enact lived experience for knowledge production that can support system change and transformation where needed. The first proof of concept will be focused on the challenges of homelessness and housing precarity associated with our current and ongoing housing crisis in the region. Heather is also the force behind the Neighbours Quilt Project which is an interarts response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 93.