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Indigenous artists face unique challenges, opportunities in the COVID-19 pandemic – Global News

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202125 Views

April 6, 2021

Indigenous local artists are encountering unique changes and challenges as the entertainment industry continues to be devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force restrictions on mass gatherings, those employed in the arts and entertainment industry face an unprecedented threat to their livelihood with cancelled tours and shows.

“All of our tours, three major festivals. all of our single performances were canceled,” said Rosa John, artistic director of Kehewin Native Dance Theatre.

“Throughout the year, we would find out all summer performances got canceled and then we find out all of fall ones got canceled, and then all the winter performances so it was pretty devastating and took its toll,” said John about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her career.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7732346/indigenous-artists-covid-19-pandemic/

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