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TREATY: A Reconciliation Revelry

Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

TREATY: A Reconciliation Revelry, a concert event produced and directed by Tim Johnson (Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World), takes viewers on a journey of varied experiences that lead Canadians through stories of encounter and conflict to resolution, landing on uplifting notes of recognition, understanding, and respect. The program’s stories and messages, conveyed through video, narrative, and, of course, popular music, are situated in the realm of contemporary issues, but that provide audiences with historical context for understanding Indigenous experiences and Indigenous realities today.

Brief film segments featuring Indigenous and Canadian leaders in civil society, education, culture, and the arts speak to the themes identified by a list of definitions of select words, thereby building a story that seeks to pave the way forward for Truth and Reconciliation.

Generating the energy that sustains the production is an ensemble of renowned and award-winning Indigenous and allied musicians.

Through this engaging concert, TREATY: A Reconciliation Revelry seeks to focus public attention on Indigenous contributions to Canada writ large and their struggle to have appropriate acknowledgement embedded within the conscience of the country.