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Photos: Arnell Tailfeathers

The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
is pleased to announce the appointment of
Artistic Director

Troy Emery Twigg

May 18, 2016

Oki, Danit’ada, Aba Wa0teč, Hello!

A member of the Kainai Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Troy Emery Twigg is an arts instigator, educator, choreographer, performer, and director. Troy comes from a varied and diverse training and background in arts and education. He brings to Making Treaty 7 a national reputation with twenty years of experience in building arts communities, dance, theatre, performance and creative activities.

Troy Emery Twigg Head shot by Blaire Russel Photography

Photo Credit: Blaire Russel Photography

It’s an honour to have this opportunity to keep our dream and vision alive and to take Making Treaty 7 into its next chapter. Our collaborations, upcoming projects, school programs, and the potential of taking the production on tour is extremely exciting!

I look forward to working with the artists, committees, staff, Board of Directors and communities that work very hard in continuing to build this amazing legacy.

– Troy Emery Twigg

“We are thrilled to have Troy in the leadership role with Making Treaty 7 as he was instrumental in the difficult transition of 2015. He has been involved with Making Treaty 7 since its inception, he understands the dynamics of working in both cultures and he is respected by all of our stakeholders,” said Lee Crowchild, Chair of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society Board.

Executive Director, Michèle Stanners added, “I’ve had the privilege of working with Troy on the production and in the community. I’m excited to continue our collaboration to deliver on our reconciliation mandate.”Since its founding in 2012, the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society has been unique in nature – a co-creation of First-Nations and non-First Nations artists and community, with a mandate to bring understanding between the two worlds through theatre, art, and educational programs. Founded by the late Michael Green and Narcisse Blood, the society enters its third year of staging the popular and powerful Making Treaty 7 multi-arts production.

 

The Society will announce details for the fall show and other plans in the weeks to come.

 

For more information, contact:

Michele Stanners, Executive Director
Michele@makingtreaty7.com
587-896-3226