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La Mitchin di Mitchif

La Mitchin di Mitchif

Through consultation with Mitchif knowledge keepers, we have decided to embrace a name for this production that honours one of the languages of our people and centres a Mitchif worldview.

Michif Medicines was thus renamed La Mitchin di Mitchif. 


An international Indigenous collaboration between V’ni Dansi and Dancing Earth

Led by V’ni Dansi Artistic Director Yvonne Chartrand and Dancing Earth Artistic Director Rulan Tangen, this contemporary dance collaboration was presented as a work-in-progress presentation at the Talking Stick Festival in 2018 & 2019. 

The development of Michif Medicines involved consultations with Elders and cultural keepers. Respect for cultural protocols and ways of knowing are fundamental aspects of creation. 

A production development phase is scheduled for June 2021.

  • June 19, 2021
  • June 20, 2021
  • June 21, 2021


V'ni Dansi Dancers: 

  • Yvonne Chartrand, Artistic Director
  • Eloi Homier
  • Madelaine McCallum


Dancing Earth Dancers:

  • Rulan Tangen, Artistic Director
  • Esme Olivia
  • Eva Lopez (2018)
  • Lupita Salazar
  • Ria Thundercloud (2018)


Composer: Wayne Lavallee

Dramaturge: Lee Su-Feh

Lighting Designers: Celeste English, Conor Moore

Video Artist: Gregory Coyes

Video Projection Specialist: Cameron Fraser

Stage Manager: Emily Neumann


maskihkiya mêskanaw  © 2012, Miyoh Music/SOCAN

words and music by Cheryl L'Hirondelle  (audio borrowed from 360° VR project of same title)


Thanks to Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this project. 

 Photos: Chris Randle

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Métis Traditional & Contemporary Dance
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