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Tonight It’s Poetry with Zoey Roy at Amigos
February 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
February 5th // Amigos Cantina
Treaty 6 Territory // Saskatoon // Home of the Métis People
$5 if you can // doors at 7, show at 8
We’re back post-slam with our own twist on “karaoke night”! Come and share your favourite poems that you didn’t write, or recontextualize something you love as a poem. We’ll also have the TiP collection of chapbooks on-hand for inspiration – kind of like the selection books at a karaoke bar. PLUS, we’ve got a feature set from the powerfully talanted Zoey Roy!
Zoey Roy is a poet, a performing artist, an orator, a film producer, a writer and a community based educator. Based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this Cree-Dene Metis rebel has been making waves around the world for over ten years and has had a strong focus on Indigenous Rights, Youth Advocacy, Artistic Expression and Education. Zoey has continued to use innovative ways to find solutions and knows that the solution is within us all. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Zoey is “a young artist, activist and community leader. With deeper knowledge of her Cree, Dene and Metis roots, Zoey reinvented her own life and has been transforming the lives of other people ever since and challenging those around her, including her leaders, to shift in their thinking and create the world that she knows and we all know we need to work hard to bring.” She currently attends the University of Saskatchewan in SUNTEP where she will graduate from in June 2017 with a Bachelor of Education. She is a Teaching Musician for the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program; a Community Engagement Consultant for Three Things Consulting; and a Film Producer with Soul Datta Productions. She has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal; the Women of Distinction Award in Saskatoon; the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples; the National Student Fellowship for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; and the Indspire Metis Youth Award for her commitment to community. Zoey believes that the legacy lives within the process.