Creative Manitoba: Smoke Signals - Indigenous Communication Conference, October 25

Date: October 25, 2019
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Venue: Marlborough Hall, Marlborough Hotel, 331 Main St
Registration: Online at

Smoke Signals is a gathering of community-engaged artists and arts leaders examining the importance of our Indigenous voices in the art and media world. The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication used to gather people together for celebration, to transmit news, and to signal danger. We will touch on each of those elements throughout a day of panels, keynotes and conversations.

We recognize the unique ability our Indigenous perspectives have to transform and galvanize a community, celebrating our role as artists and acknowledging the importance of reclaiming our own narrative as oral historians. What is the historical role of artists within the Indigenous community, what are protocols for engagement? how does technology work within tradition? How does that act of creation save lives? How can we involve our youth?

Guests and Panelists - Elder Albert McLeod, KC Adams, Liz Barron, Lori Blondeau, Darla Contois, Jade Harper, Issa Kixen, Jill McConkey, David McLeod, Bret Parenteau, Dr. Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair, Jennifer Smith, Rhayne Vermette, and Kim Wheeler.

For more information, to see a full schedule, or to purchase tickets please visit

Register now!