Auroara Leigh, Adaawk & I Am Okanagan – Indigenous Showcase
Be sure to watch the final Indigenous Showcase event of this series at the award winning Vernon Towne Theatre! Experience storytelling, live music, and film—and the healing that can come from it—at this impactful evening.
May 2 at 5:30 p.m
Vernon Town Theatre
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE for Auroara Leigh’s powerful debut musical performance as she takes the stage to share her incredible healing journey through music. At age 14, Auroara experienced being targeted by human traffickers along the Highway of Tears. Following her performance are the feature short documentaries Adaawk, and I am Okanagan.
Learn more about Archway Society for Domestic Peace, and shop unique products that support Jewels of Hope by HOPE Outreach. Sample Salsational Salsa, and shop SHISAKO by Shannon Hickey in the lobby while listening to live music from Duane Marchand. Auroara’s book IndigenEyes, keychain blankets, and CDs will also be available!
“A-Dow-ick” (Oral history) is a moving documentary that gives a glimpse into the lives of loved ones that are missing and murdered along the infamous Highway of Tears. Family members courageously share their stories while dealing with grief and loss.
N’ca qn S’ookanaqinx – I Am Okanagan, filmed in 2004, takes a contemporary look celebrating the strength, culture and history of the Okanagan people. Through interviews, hear positive stories illustrating a beautiful tribute to the Syilx spirit of the Okanagan people.
Proceeds will be given to Jewels Of Hope and Archway Society for Domestic Peace.
This evening is dedicated to raising awareness about the disproportionate impact and the truths behind Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2S).
19+ due to liquor licensing requirements | Wine Bar Sponsored by Indigenous World Winery
Doors Open at 5:30 pm | Show Starts at 6:00 pm
Support for this initiative has been provided by Glohaven Community Hub, Tourism Vernon and the Province of BC.