Image description of Nyle Miigizi Johnston's artwork. Located in the middle of the image is Zaagidiwin in graffiti style text, with a pink, and seafoam green outline. Half of the bottom portion of the text is shaded in a light blue colour, that appears to look like a wave of water. Yellow thunderbolts are in different sizes are forming a border around the text. An illustration of blue flowers with pink outlines is sprouting from the letter Z and on the letter N. Half a hand drum is located above the left portion of the text. White outlines and indigenous symbols are located on the top center of the image. The background is black and has smokey purple on the lower portion of the text and smokey blue above the top section of the text.
Zaagidiwin is a multi-media film that reflects on our social responsibilities and our relationship with nature. Nanabozo takes us on an adventure (or misadventure) from the land into the city core, revealing its beauty as well as its darkness. Through spoken word, music, and song, healing is found as Nanabozo returns to the land, discovering its precious gifts and healing through dance.
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Karen Rose Emerson & Bat’z Recinos, Children’s Peace Theatre Sue-Lynn Manone & the Wiigwaasikaa Community Jenny So, CAAM United Hardware, Kensington Market Liz Moore Lawrence Dunn Gisele Gordon Rosina Kazi Jamaias Dacosta Cathy Gordon Ashley Thomas Courage – Natasha Bacchus Hope Adler Pree RehalTeneshia Samuel Wayne Booker Gabriella Caruso David Rowan Candace Wilde, Richard Scott Moore, and the Wilde family, friends and community Wards Island Community Kensington Market BIA & Neighbourhood/Community Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation – City of Toronto Bluff Park & Chine Drive Community Toronto Harbour Community Centre for Indigenous Theatre Canadian Stage Company Crow’s Theatre R. Flex