Following the Moons
Monthly Online Video Series
First Episode: Coming Soon!
Age recommendations TBC
YPT’s INDIGENizeUS program, created by Lindy Kinoshameg (Community Engagement Facilitator at YPT) and Leslie McCue, launches a monthly video series that follows the Thirteen Moons of the Anishinaabek calendar. Every full moon offers teachings about how to live with the changing world around us – sacred insights for these drastically altered times.
A proud Odawa from the Pike clan, Lindy was raised in Wiikwemkoong Unceeded First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Lindy has spent the last 10 years in Toronto, focusing his energy on Indigenous cultural awareness and breaking stereotypes through the arts. Always striving to practice new art-forms, this has led to a multitude of experiences: Visual arts projects, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, and Indigenous Radio Program Host, working his way up to Production Tour Manager and Event Coordinator, Indigenous Dance and cultural workshop facilitation. Lindy is now involved with Young People’s Theatre as Community Engagement Facilitator, in part to his strong belief and push towards incorporating Indigenous values and teachings into his practice, and sharing his knowledge with others.
Leslie is a proud member of the Mississaugas of Curve Lake First Nation. Leslie is an arts administrator, artist, performer and educator who is dedicated to raising cultural awareness, while supporting community any way she can. Her work is driven by her past, passion to educate and the motivation to empower others. Leslie is the Administrator for Chocolate Woman Collective, the Coordinator for the Royal Ontario Museum Youth Cabinet, an Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teacher and both a Resident Artist Educator and Drama School Teacher for Young People’s Theatre. Recent projects include: Artistic Curation for the Indigenous Arts Festival at the Historic Fort York and The Children’s Garden for WeeFestival; General Manager for (The Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts) ANDPVA, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Paprika Festival; worked for Toronto’s Indigenous Fashion Week and Nuit Blanche, while always finding time for family and friends. Leslie has been asked to perform and speak at many venues across North America and Europe. Some highlights include: The Vancouver Winter Olympics Athletes Village and Pavillions (British Columbia), Museum of Civilization (Quebec), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Holland) and Juno Beach Museum (France).
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