The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal is desperate to find a bigger building and needs your help.
“We need help, we need donations, people to sit on our committees, we need contacts,” says Linda Arkwright, who works at the centre.
The centre held a cocktail and brainstorming session in late November to discuss fundraising ideas and talk about the new building. The meeting also gave everyone a chance to see some Native experimental theatre. Sylvie-Anne Sioui-Trudel, who wrote the play, also acted in it along with Michelle Audette, who is the centre’s vice-president, Daniel-Paul Bork and Roger Wylde.
The play, called “The Step of Our Dances,” was put on with the collaboration of Ajigwon, the Native Cultural Resource Centre.
The cultural centre has also been busy organizing its 2nd Consultation Circle, a forum where Natives and non-Natives can discuss ways to build bridges. The circle will take place in Otterbum Park south-east of Montreal from Nov. 31 to Dec. 2. For more information call (514) 464-0201.