Sum'shathut (Sun) Festival
Tsatassaya White
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Sum’shathut (Sun) Festival
Curated by Tsatassaya White
Beban Park Social Centre
December 17, 2022, from 2pm-6pm

The Sum’shathut Festival is an Indigenous cultural festival celebrating winter solstice with song, dance, and food. Everyone is welcome to join us for traditional songs, contemporary voices, and a Trading Post Marketplace.

Our 2022 festival included:

•Opening by Elder Lolly Good
•Performances by artists such as: DJ DBL-G, Hishuk’ish TsawalkEcko Aleck-Sacred Matriarch, and Tzinquaw Dancers
•hw’I’ttsus lhqel’ts: Jealous Moon, a play entirely in the hul’q’umi’num’ language by xe’ xe’ Productions. Story by Chris Alphonse, Play by Ruby Peter, RaeAnne Claxton Baker and Donna Gerdts
•Cedar/Wool Weaving Demonstration by Chenoa Point and Stephanie Thomas.
•Mumun’ulh (Childrens) Sunshine play area hosted by storyteller, Ty Wesley, and sponsored by Pacific Coast Stage Co. Many thanks to the Nanaimo Art Gallery for their support!
Trading Post Market Vendor List Click Here

Thank you to everyone who made this event so spectacular!

Event Details
  • Start Date
    December 17, 2022 2:00 PM
  • End Date
    December 17, 2022 6:00 PM
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