March 2022 Newsletter
With talented new Artist Ambassadors, exciting performances, and stories of incredible reconciliACTIONS, March is shaping up to be an exciting month! Take a look at just a few of the things we are looking forward to and don’t forget to check out our careers page for some exciting new opportunities with the expanding DWF team.
New Artist Ambassadors
Be sure to check out our full list of talented artists here.Above: The North Sound, Fawn Wood and Handsome Tiger are just a few of our newest Artist Ambassadors. We’re excited to announce a few new additions to our Artist Ambassador Program! With new names like Fawn Wood, Handsome Tiger, The North Sound, and the legendary Willie Thrasher, we are looking forward to some wonderful performances during Indigenous History Month, Legacy School visits, and our DWF LIVE sessions.
Upcoming DWF Live & Events
Cody Coyote | Hip-Hop / Electronic Artist
Cody Coyote was born in Ottawa, Ontario and is of Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation. With his fusion of profound lyricism accompanied by influential sound, this multi-award-award winning Hip-Hop/Electronic artist grasps listeners’ attention and delivers a mesmerizing performance.When: Wednesday, March 9, 10:00 am ET
Phillip Lewitski and Joshua Odjick | Stars of Film WILDHOOD
Stars of the landmark 2-spirit film WILDHOOD Phillip Lewitski (Vikings, Utopia Falls) and Joshua Odjick (The Swarm, Unsettled) join DWF LIVE! to discuss their experiences as young Indigenous actors, and their time working on the beautiful coming-of-age film written and directed by Bretten Hannam.wildhoodmovie.comWhen: Friday, March 11, 1:00pm ETIn a rural east-coast trailer park, Link lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis. When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and they make a run for a better life. On the road they meet Pasmay, a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity, and love in the land where he belongs. WILDHOOD is released theatrically on March 11, 2022 in Canada. For more details visit:
Mimi O’Bonsawin | Musician | FRENCH SESSION
Mimi O’Bonsawin epitomizes the powerful scenery of Northern Ontario and the beauty of its waters through her music, all the while yielding to her French Canadian and Abenaki roots. Her musical creations flow through a centre of love, with the intention of giving back and spreading awareness.Her album, ELLE DANSE, is a self-produced French EP that has been gaining momentum with placements on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music curated playlists. ELLE DANSE was in ELMNT FM’s top 10 Best Albums of 2020, and it was recently nominated for two prizes at the TRILLE OR Awards. When: Tuesday, April 5, 1:00pm ET
Legacy Schools: ReconciliACTIONs
Students and staff at Argyle Alternative High School in Winnipeg, MB sharing stories and participating in a Walk for Wenjack with special guests, Lorraine Daniels and Patricia Myran.Read all about their reconciliACTION experience by clicking here.After becoming a Legacy School in May of 2021, Kathryn Foley-Licandro and the staff at Argyle Alternative High School were excited to use their resources and toolkits to engage with their community in the journey towards reconciliation. With an incredible visit to the National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada with the members of the Long Plains First Nation, and an unforgettable Walk for Wenjack they did just that!
Legacy Spaces Update
Youth Ambassador Applications are OPEN!
Learn more about the program and how to apply here.Spread the word! We are happy to announce that the DWF Youth Ambassador Program will be taking place in July and August of 2022. The program allows individuals to gain practical work experience and develop leadership skills by connecting two groups of 50 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth ages 16 – 25 throughout Canada. While learning about Canada’s true history, youth will develop their understanding of what reconciliation means to them, how to apply it in their communities, and become leaders of positive change.
We’re hiring! Join a passionate team working to move reconciliation forward throughout Canada. Please share widely with folks you know who may be interested!
Finance and Operations Assistant
The Finance and Operations Assistant will work closely with provide support to the President & CEO and Director of Programs & Operations along with the organization as a whole. The successful candidate will provide timely, accurate, and actionable coordination to support executive operations, including financial and HR administration and other duties as required.
Education Program Assistant
The Education Program Assistant will provide support to the Education and Activation department and is responsible for performing various administrative functions. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing operational support, assisting with the coordination and execution of the Legacy Schools program, and providing ongoing support to the leadership team as required.