Edmee is the youngest of 17 children from one of the most important historical families of the Red River Settlement.
Elder Florence Kelly
My name is (Naashkiiyaaskigek, Pizhiw Ododem) and I am a member of the Ojibways of Onigaming in northwestern Ontario.
Elder Irene Fox
Born and raised on the Stoney Nakoda reserve in Morley, Alberta, Irene is the mother of six children and many grandchildren. Irene started tanning hides in 1985, learning from her mother who in turn learned from her mother.
Elder Lloyd “Buddy” Wesley
Elder Lloyd “Buddy” Wesley was born, raised, and currently lives on the Stoney Nakoda Reservation called Morley (AB), located between Calgary and Canmore.
Elder Sykes Powderface
Sykes Powderface is from the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley, Alberta. Sykes attended residential school in Morley and attended Mount Royal College, where he majored in business and communications.
Elder Tom Crane Bear
Tom Crane Bear is an Elder, Teacher and Spiritual Leader, heralding from the Siksika Nation. He is a Pipeholder and remains steadily involved in the traditional Blackfoot Societies. The Indigenous Peoples of the World in New
Elder Una Wesley
Una grew up in a residential school; starting at age seven she remembers her first day. Her mother braided her hair and gave her a new jacket and new moccasins to wear. She can still smell the hide.
Eleanor King is a Halifax based artist. King received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2001, and is currently a Fulbright Fellow and MFA candidate at Purchase College in New York.
Elena Saavedra Buckley
Elena Saavedra Buckley is a writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. For the past year, she has lived in Gunnison, Colorado while working for High Country News, a magazine that covers the American West.
Eli Holmes is a 19-year-old bassoonist and writer. Eli’s life has always been animated by music, ever since he sang his first ta-rata-ta with the children’s chorus in Carmen when he was 6.
Écrivain et éditeur
Eli Horowitz is the co-creator of The Pickle Index, a useless cookbook; The Silent History, a digital novel; The Clock Without a Face, a treasure-hunt mystery; and Everything You Know Is Pong, an illustrated cul
Participant: Opera in the 21st Century
T.C. Hargrave Scholarship in Voice Endowment
Born of Greek and Italian descent, tenor Elias Theocharidis has attended programs such as the Chautauqua Institution, SongFest & St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Workshops.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is located on the lands of Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut’ina Nations who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.