Dedicated Native Awareness (D.N.A.) Stage was established in 2009, Founded by Nimkii Osawamick, Anishinaabe nini from Wiikwemkoong, Unceded First Nation. Since then we have been a big part in educating our neighbours on indigenous awareness & protocols with Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Fleming College: Indigenous Department, Trent University and surrounding communities, teaching pow wow styles, and indigenous knowledge.
We strive to deliver a professional quality of service using the tools and knowledge based on our ancestors (Anishinaabeg) way of life and belief system that has been passed down for thousands of years. We use our skills to inspire, to bring people together through song and dance as well as passing on the valuable knowledge and message that we are connected to all living things.
Meet the Team
Without the dedication to the preservation of the ancient ways of the First Peoples' of Turtle Island, D.N.A. Stage wouldn't have been able to help inspire the youth of the Nations to persevere
Founder & CEO
Odawa/Potawatami from Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation, representing the Wolf Clan. Nimkii is a world renown dance artist specializing in the Hoop dance. He also wishes build his own community one day.
Keynote Speaker / Facilitator
Matthew (Animkiinse) Stevens from Georgina Island First Nation
Cultural Sensitivity / Facilitator
Elizabeth (Liz) Osawamick is an Anishinaabe Midewiwin-kwe community leader, Water Walker/activist, jingle dress dancer, devoted parent and professional teacher. She is President of Anishnaabemowin Teg, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, teaching and developing Anishnaabe language and cultural pride. A leader of the Kawartha area Water Walks under the guidance of Elders Dr Shirley I Williams and Nookomis Josephine Mandamin-baa, Liz has dedicated her life to her people, her language, the lands, and the waters.
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