Join us for a unique and exciting showcase of Indigenous culture. The event name, Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw, honours New Brunswick’s Indigenous cultures. It means “awesome gathering” in the Mi’kmaq (Gelu’lg) and Wolastoqiyik (Maw-a-paw) languages.
Internationally-renowned hoop dancer James Jones headlines the evening. James has performed and traveled across Europe, China, Australia, North America and is ranked among the top 5 hoop dancers in the world. Notable performances include the 2006 World Ski Cup Championship in Italy, 2010 Vancouver Olympics, 2014 Juno Awards, 2015 Pan Am Games, the 2015 Coachella Music Festival, and the 2015 Sydney Opera House. James has worked with artists such as k-os and Snoop Dogg. He was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance Canada and toured the world with Juno award-winning group A Tribe Called Red.
The evening also showcases Indigenous artisans and performers from across New Brunswick as well as a silent auction and seated dinner.
Proceeds from the event will support the Indigenous Student Bursary Fund established by the NBCC Foundation.