Theatre Artist Corey Payette Wins BC Reconciliation Award — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

Oji-Cree artist Corey Payette has won one of the new BC Reconciliation Awards, which recognize “extraordinary individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect, and commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in the province of British Columbia, or inspired others to continue reconciliation efforts”.

According to the website for the awards, hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Payette “is not only a leader in contemporary Indigenous theatre, but in his role as artistic director of Urban Ink and Raven Theatre, he mentors emerging BIPOC artists in telling their own stories from their own unique voices. A playwright, actor, composer and director, Corey’s work celebrates resilience and cultural reclamation, centered on the power of language, memory and ceremony.”

To learn more, check out Stir’s article here. Congratulations to Corey from the BC Alliance!

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