First leg of the 3rd World Canada Tour was held at Royal Ontario Museum. IDI Toronto being one of the sponsors, the event attracted a huge audience from every walk of life. Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Grand Chief Stan Beardy were among those who honoured the evening with their speeches. Bot the documentary and the panel discussion moderated by the producer Andree Cazabon were eye-openers for Torontonians. It became obvious we need to keep this dialogue going and continue to work on creating awareness about the difficult conditions in which first nations people in Ontario and other parts of Canada living. Noah’s Pudding offered by IDI Toronto was a good gesture for the guests who came to see the documentary.
3RD WORLD CANADA TOUR
By reaching out to individual citizens, the 3rd World Canada Tour will spark the shift toward celebrating First Nation culture and citizens, and raising awareness of the deplorable living conditions that First Nations people endure. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation and Productions Cazabon are proud to bring the 3rd World Canada Tour across Ontario to build relationships for change between First Nations and Canadians. Each night will consist of a traditional smudge ceremony, a performance from the K.I. Youth Drum Group, the documentary 3rd World Canada, and a discussion panel hosted by K.I. Community, filmmaker Andrée Cazabon, and local speakers. Local outreach projects will be highlighted at each tour stop to connect community members and inspire further action.
Andrée Cazabon, director of 3rd World Canada
Waking Spirit Singers Youth Drum Group
Kitchenuhmayko osib Inninuwug First Nation
Ontario Art Council
Royal Ontario Museum
Intercultural Dialogue Institute Toronto
Rotary Club of Toronto
Ontario Trillium Foundation