Mar
27

Date: Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018

Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

VIU Nanaimo campus, Bldg. 310 – Malaspina Theatre


Add to CalendarTwo Moccassins, Two Worlds, Ryan McMahon03/27/2018 07:00 PM03/27/2018 08:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverThis event is open to Everyone. Sponsored by the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement & the 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins - Aboriginal Mentorship Program at Vancouver Island University. In this evening keynote presentation, Ryan shares his story of failure & triumph and charts his path from a "kid that grew up in the bush" to "the fastest rising Native comedian working in North America today." (CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival). “You have two moccasins on our feet, walk in both worlds, Grandson. Learn what they learn, always remember where home is though.” A highly personal keynote, Ryan shares his story of failure & triumph and charts his path from a kid that grew up “in the bush” to becoming the first Indigenous comedian to ever a record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV. At times, heartbreaking, at times hilarious, Ryan’s honest take on the intergenerational effects of residential school on him and his family, his (re)connection to culture & ceremony and the balance it takes to live in today’s contemporary context is all covered in the this forward looking & challenging keynote presentation. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/two-moccassins-two-worlds-tickets-38605330583 VIU Nanaimo campus, Bldg. 310 – Malaspina Theatre false

This event is open to Everyone.
Sponsored by the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement & the 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins - Aboriginal Mentorship Program at Vancouver Island University.

In this evening keynote presentation, Ryan shares his story of failure & triumph and charts his path from a "kid that grew up in the bush" to "the fastest rising Native comedian working in North America today." (CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival).
“You have two moccasins on our feet, walk in both worlds, Grandson. Learn what they learn, always remember where home is though.” A highly personal keynote, Ryan shares his story of failure & triumph and charts his path from a kid that grew up “in the bush” to becoming the first Indigenous comedian to ever a record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV. At times, heartbreaking, at times hilarious, Ryan’s honest take on the intergenerational effects of residential school on him and his family, his (re)connection to culture & ceremony and the balance it takes to live in today’s contemporary context is all covered in the this forward looking & challenging keynote presentation.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/two-moccassins-two-worlds-tickets-38605330583


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