The conference will feature speakers, performances, panel discussions, real-life testimonials from artists and educators, parallel presentations, regional discussion groups, networking opportunities, and much more. Peer-to-peer and one-to-one career advice and information from Manitoba Arts Network staff, specialist advisors, and other showcase artists.
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Kairos Blanket Exercise
Created in 1997 by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC), a precursor to KAIROS, the KBE was intended to introduce Canadians to the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP).
ARC brought together Indigenous Elders and educators with allies who wanted to make sure that RCAP and its recommendations were not shelved and forgotten. The KBE is built on the foundation of these long standing, collaborative initiatives and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to raise awareness of continuing injustices and impacts of colonization, and to promote further learning.
For over almost 25 years, ARC and now KAIROS have guided the KBEs development with the leadership of Indigenous Elders and facilitators. The script has been updated numerous times to reflect current events, including most recently the final reports of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The annual Manitoba Showcase is invaluable to rural arts organizations. We have a chance to view a variety of performances from Canada and the U.S. and make an informed decision to bring these performances to our community.
Kaleidoscope Concert Series