CIRCADIA INDIGENA: Who We Are

Circadia Indigena ~ Indigenous Arts Collective, based in Ottawa, Ontario. Circadia Indigena is made up of professional and community artists from a variety of First Nations who bring their artistic experience, expertise and knowledge to projects of a cultural, collaborative, and highly creative...

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Artistic Director Jerry Longboat

Organization founder and Artistic Director Jerry Longboat is Mohawk-Cayuga, Turtle clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario. Jerry has a BFA degree in Visual Arts from the University of Michigan and Ontario College of Art and has worked as a visual artist, graphic designer, actor, storyteller dancer and...

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Circadia Indigena Past Events

We value the theme of self-governance and self determination in the arts along with fostering relationships with national, regional, and local arts

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Upcoming

CONSEQUENCE

Circadia Indigena is workshopping a new performance piece – Consequence. The concept of Consequence, to transform traditional Niitsitapii stories of Napi into a live multi-disciplinary Dance/Theatre production, is encouraged and supported by our Clans and our families.  The Elders presented Napi as source material to be evolved into a multi-disciplinary “storytelling” performance.

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About Circadia Indigena

Circadia Indigena is based in the National Capital Region (NCR) and comprised of professional and community artists from a variety of First Peoples communities who bring their artistic experience, expertise and knowledge to projects of a cultural, collaborative, and highly creative nature. This arts circle is a diverse and flexible group of Indigenous artists dedicated to developing, presenting, producing, animating and disseminating outstanding visual and performance art rooted in Aboriginal culture, languages, and relation to the land.

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About the Artistic Director

Organization founder and Artistic Director Jerry Longboat is Mohawk-Cayuga, Turtle clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario. Jerry has a BFA degree in Visual Arts from the University of Michigan and Ontario College of Art and has worked as a visual artist, graphic designer, actor, storyteller dancer and choreographer. He has performed, danced and collaborated with many professional performing companies across Canada.

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