The Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit


Celebrating and Igniting Creative Change through Films | Conversation | Art | Celebration

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What is the Indigenous Voices Summit: The goal of the summit is to celebrate, ignite, and connect First People’s from Canada to Mexico in a vision for transformative social change that puts the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice into creative action.

My goal is for the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre to serve as a creative space and catalyst for deep dialogue and creative visioning, bringing awareness to Indigenous struggles for land and life and facilitating the emergence of an activist base united in a collective vision for change. The Indigenous Voices Summit is September 4th  – October 4th is an inaugural event which we hope becomes an annual event in Hurleyville, New York
— HPAC – Founder and Artistic Director, Janet Carrus


Tickets for this virtual/live festival available now!  Become a member for the $10 discount code on Festival Pass!

• September 4- November 2: Decoding Craft Exhibition at Gallery 222

• September 15- October 4:  Silent Auction is live

• September 21- 24: Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Feature Documentary

• September 24:  Director Tasha Hubbard Webinar discussion.

• September 25 – Oct. 2: Feature Length Film Viewings

• Friday October 2nd:  Short Film Buffalo Lights & Cultural Revitalization Panel Discussione. 4pm-6pm EDT

• Saturday October 3rd: Short Film Screenings available to stream starting 12noon.

Lo Que Quiero Decirte: What I Want to Tell You, 2014 (2:52 mins)
Mud (9:40 mins)
Lake (5 mins)
Aviliaq: Entwined (15 mins)
Keep Going My Daughter (12 mins)
Wakening (8:51 mins)

• Saturday October 3rd: Filmmaker Panel 4:30pm

• Sunday October 4th:  Decoding Craft Artists Sariah Park  & Erin Lee Antonak Webinar  1pm

• Sunday October 4th: Reception and Meal with the Artists  2:15pm

• Sunday October 4th: Live Jingle Dress Performance 3:00pm

• Sunday October 4th: Virtual Screenings & Silent Auction Ends




*Due to the changing environment and safety needs of the pandemic the event is subject to change – no refunds will be offered. We are prepared for a fully virtual event. The investment you make for the summit will go directly to the artists.

Image from short film: Wakening