Indigenous Storyteller Showcase

Sable Sweetgrass

Sable Sweetgrass is a member of the Kainai Nation, born and raised in Calgary/Mohkinstsis.  Sable is a storyteller/playwright.  Sable has been an active member in the Calgary Indigenous community for 25 years working for organizations such as the Calgary Friendship Centre, Making Treaty 7, The Glenbow Museum.  She is a founding member of the Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth (USAY) and volunteered for The Glenbow Museum, Calgary Aboriginal Arts Awareness Society and the Native Student Centre at the U of C.

She is a graduate of the English/Creative Writing program at the University of Calgary and received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In 2006 Sable won 1st place in the Canadian Aboriginal Arts – Story Writing Contest.  She has written and performed on stage for Making Treaty 7 and created a short film titled IPOWAHSIN AT HOME.

Sable’s day job is helping other artists in Calgary apply for grants as the Specialist of Indigenous Programs at Calgary Arts Development.

Theatre Projects

https://www.nativeearth.ca/w27-sweetgrass/

https://my.theatrecalgary.com/2020-2021-page-to-stage-new-works-festival/awowakii

https://youtu.be/G83-jbHJTEk

Essay: https://albertamagazines.com/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/20-378992c2226445dc8ce752ac20c91784/12/2019/NFM_MAY2019_FINAL_Sable-Sweetgrass.pdf

Short Story: http://www.our-story.ca/winners/writing/308:maternal-ties

Short Film: https://youtu.be/4wk8j9XcIwI

June 21 -26, 2021

Keeping the Circle Strong, Through our Traditional Knowledge Keepers and honoring our modern-day warriors.”

June 26, 2021, (Saturday)
Celebrating Family Day Event

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