Ânskohk ... Carrying the Story Forward

Thank You!

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network Inc. and the Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc. were proud to present 2011's Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers Festival  in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! 

Ânskohk is one of two literary festival of its kind in the country showcasing the talent of Aboriginal authors from across Canada, educating the general population about the richness of Aboriginal literacy and to promoting further understanding of Aboriginal peoples.

The festival brought professional First Nations and Métis writers to Saskatoon for a series of workshops, school visits and special events to promote the diversity of talent among Aboriginal authors in Canada.  We were proud to welcome Tomson Highway and over a dozen of talented writers to this year's festival.

The 2011 Festival Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and participants for making this a most memorable event!

 *Photo of Tomson Highway courtesy of  Jorge Cueto

The Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers Festival would like to thank the following venues for playing host to the 2011 Festival: 

Production Centre La Troupe Du Jour
914 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Y4
(306) 244-1040 

La Troupe du Jour ‘s Production Centre includes a rehearsal hall, set and wardrobe workshops, a resource and creation centre and company offices. In July 2008, with the objective of establishing the centre, the company moved into a new space that it then purchased in 2009. In January 2010, La Troupe du Jour began major renovation and expansion work on the building, to make it an outstanding production facility.
The Centre opened in January 2011 and provides optimal, professional conditions for artistic development. The facility has quickly become a real artistic incubator, where new talents can emerge and ideas can grow into strong works of theatre. The Centre opens its doors to other arts and Francophone groups and therefore actively promotes exchange. The Tant per Tant theatre company, the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre and the White Birch Ballet Company are among the many groups making regular use of the Production Centre.

Paved Arts New Media Inc
424 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4
(306) 652-5502  

PAVED Arts is a non-profit, artist run centre for production, presentation, research and dissemination of contemporary media arts. The word PAVED is an acronym signifying the integration of media artforms addressed by our mandate: photographic, audio, video, electronic, digital. PAVED Arts exists to support artists who work in these media.
Our mandate is to support local, regional and national artists working in the ‘PAVED’ arts by operating an access and production centre for media and new media creation, while simultaneously operating a presentation centre that exhibits and disseminates contemporary visual, media and new media art in time-based, gallery, and off-site modes. Space can only be used by members.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall
919 20 ST W, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 652-1364  ‎

Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at the corner of Avenue J and 20th Street was started in 1947, but not completed until 1952. A bronze statue of St. Volodymyr, the Baptizer of the Ukraine, was added to the front of the cathedral in 1988.  The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall is a great venue for gatherings and is proud to welcome the Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers Festival.

Core Neighborhood Youth Co-Op
905 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Y5
(306) 665-3889 

The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op is a skills building and alternative education program for youth in Saskatoon. Youth are able to earn academic credits and learn life and employment skills in a compassionate and supportive environment. We work with youth between the ages of 15 and 21 with the majority of the youth in our program ages 15-19.
We take 10 youth in our program at one time but are working towards taking up to 30 youth per semester.  Youth come to us generally by self-referral but we do take referrals from outside agencies such as the Young Offenders Program.  We do not screen our youth meaning we will give any youth interested a chance to participate in our programs.
CNYC has staff on that can help or help guide the youth to the proper care they may need. Through partnerships CNYC have a list of social workers, youth outreach workers and other counselors.  This leads to a strong, integrated approach to meeting the often complex needs of our youth.
Magic Lantern Roxy Theatre
320 20th St West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X2
(306) 665-0552 

The Roxy Theatre is a movie theatre (cinema) located in the Riversdale neighborhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Built during the onset of the Great Depression. The interior was decorated in a Spanish Villa style with the walls covered with small balconies, windows and towers that gave the impression of quaint Spanish village. The ceiling was painted in an atmospheric-style (dark blue and had twinkling lights set in the plaster) to give the impression of the night sky. The Roxy was the first building in Saskatoon with air conditioning. The theatre was renamed in the Towne Cinema in 1974. A second screen was added on May 30, 1980. The theatre was owned by Rokemay Theatres from 1974 until 1986 and owned by Cineplex Odeon from 1986-1995. The Towne then closed in 1995.
It was purchased and restored by Rainbow and Magic Lantern Cinemas, reopened under its original name in 2005. (Wikipedia)
The Roxy Theatre is a great artistic venue available for private bookings and cultural events and is proud to welcome the Ânskohk Aboriginal Writers Festival 2011.

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