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DAREarts brings storytelling workshops to remote Ogoki Post

Those familiar with the background to musician Gord Downie's album Secret Path released last month will have heard of Ogoki Post, a remote place in Marten Falls First Nation.

More recently, DAREarts, a charity that empowers young at-risk Canadians, was in the fly-in community with a program that aims to develop storytelling techniques and to connect indigenous youths with all Canadians.

A collaboration with the Stratford Festival involves a new allegorical production The Breathing Hole, set to premiere at Stratford in 2017. Four artist-educators from DAREarts were in Ogoki Post for a week of interdisciplinary workshops that will result in works from First Nations youths being presented throughout the run of The Breathing Hole.

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Brad Wheeler is an arts reporter with The Globe and Mail. More

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