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what they hold within: A Storytelling Event

October 14 @ 12:00 am - October 29 @ 11:59 pm

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Join Janet Rogers and John Isaiah Edward Hill with host Katheryn Wabegijig for a vibrant evening of poetry on Thursday October 29th from 7-9pm online over zoom. This event showcases this territory’s legacies through two talented local Indigenous storytellers who hold and share their personal, cultural and ancestral stories through their craft of poetry.

Free! All are welcome. Pre-registration for the zoom event is required, please click here to register. 

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora poet, who works in page poetry, spoken word and performance poetry and media poetry. She lives on the Six Nations Reserve of the Grand River where she started a small publishing press, Ojistoh Publishing to support the works on other Six Nations authors. Janet’s newest collection of poems is titled Ego of a Nation produced on the Ojistoh label in May 2020.

John Isaiah Edward Hill is a queer, Indigenous, working class poet and artist from Hamilton, Ontario. He is Oneida nation, Turtle clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. His poetry deals with colonization, queerness, anger, hope, and the enchantment which lies beneath the surface of so-called modern civilization.

Katheryn Wabegijig is an Anishinaabe multidisciplinary artist, writer and OCAD University graduate. She is a member of  Ketegauseebee/Garden River First Nation and is based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Katheryn has been published  in The Unpublished City, Volume 1 Dementia Connections, Inuit Art Quarterly and Arc Poetry Magazine. She has served as juror for the Ontario Arts Council Publishing Organizations Projects grant. Her artwork has been exhibited in Sudbury, Echo Bay and Toronto and her work has been  acquired by Copper Cliff Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum. She currently cares for Inuit artworks on paper as Collections Manager at Canadian Arctic Producers.

This program is presented as ancillary programming in conjunction with WAHC’s fall exhibition ‘what they hold within’ which features new work by artists Dana Prieto and Katheryn Wabegijig on view until December 5th.

For more information contact Sonali at sonali@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Wed to Fri > 10am—4pm and Sat > 12pm-4pm