NBCC: Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala to showcase Indigenous artists, in support of Indigenous Students

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 2017630 Views

November 21, 2017

Media is invited to the 2017 NBCC Indigenous Gala. The evening will showcase Indigenous artists and performers from across New Brunswick. Proceeds from the event will support the Indigenous Student Bursary Fund established by the NBCC Foundation.

What: 2017 Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Indigenous Gala, hosted by the New Brunswick Community College, in support of the NBCC Indigenous Bursary Fund

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Time: 6 p.m. Reception, Artists displays and Silent Auction / 7 p.m. Gala performances begin

Where: Delta Fredericton,  225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton

Featured Artists and Performers:

• James Jones – Internationally renowned Hoop Dancer
• Wolf Castle – Mi’kmaq Rapper, singer, producer and songwriter
• Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay – Soprano and Canada’s first classical singer of Inuit descent
• Shawn McBain – Mi’kmaq Flutist
• Imelda Perley – Wolastoqew Elder, teacher and healer
• Kesley Saulis – Singer, songwriter, musician and pianist from the Tobique First Nation

The event name, Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw, means “awesome gathering” in the Mi’kmaq (Gelu’lg) and Wolastoqiyik (Maw-a-paw) languages.

Media who wish to attend are asked to RSVP with Melissa Wah, NBCC’s Communications Coordinator.


Media contact:
Melissa Wah, Communications Coordinator, NBCC
506.453.8194 | 506.440.9105


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