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Red Deer Express
It was the perfect summer day for a celebration of Metis culture, which was held Aug. 6th at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.
Folks turned out for some tasty bannock, family crafts, tours of the Museum’s current exhibit The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert, lively fiddling tunes by Brianna Lizotte and her father Brian Lizotte and a jigging lesson with Carmen Houle. more
Arts Touring Alliance of BC - Alberta Showcase
Brianna Lizotte is most recognized for her old time fiddling and from performing various roles within the award winning Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band.
Having taken up the fiddle only 7 years ago, Brianna’s ability flourished under the teachings of Tammy Clark, Patti Kusturok, Daniel Gervais. She especially enjoys attending various summer fiddle camps, her favorites being Camp Calvin with Calvin Vollrath and the John Arcand Fiddle Festival.ward a promising future for this young Metis Ambassador.
Album Release Party
Join the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) on March 25th, 2018 from 2-4 pm as we explore the vibrancy, legacy and impact of Métis Culture in our area. The MAG is thrilled to host Brianna Lizotte's CD Release Party as our March Community Conversation. Join us for a great afternoon filled with music!
YouTube - Orange Bloom Special
Orange Blossom Special Brianna Lizotte, Donny L’Hirondelle, Kyle Desjarlais & Corey Poitras The Metis Showcase at the National Gathering of Elders. View
Edmonton Arts Council
..."More than 30 individuals, including artists Amy Malbeuf and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, gathered in the snow and sun with Elders Jerry and Jo Ann Saddleback for a pipe ceremony and celebration. Our Elders shared teachings, stories, songs, and prayers with attendees as well as traditional food – salmon, corn, and berries. The event centered the attendees’ thoughts on the park and its project’s good intentions. It seemed, as the ceremony progressed, that the sounds of urban life faded, and the sounds of nature – woodpeckers, crows, songbirds, and wind – took over.
At the end, contemplation was succeeded by celebration as people enjoyed a traditional fiddle performance by Brianna Lizotte, chatted, snacked, explored the site, and enjoyed each other’s company and the sunshine." Full article here.
Wind Speaker - Brianna Performs
Brianna performs at the signing of the framework agreement between Premier Rachel Notley (left) and Metis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras. Full article here
"Congratulations to Metis fiddler Brianna Lizotte: your performance at the Esquao Awards was world class!" view
Metis fiddler Brianna Lizotte led the procession for a memorandum of understanding to formalize a commitment between the Metis Nation, Fort Edmonton and the mayor to work together to present Metis stories with historical accuracy at Fort Edmonton Park, in Edmonton on Friday August 7, 2105. more
Truth and Reconciliation Proceedings - Red Deer College
Brianna Lizotte plays her fiddle during a break in the Truth and Reconciliation proceedings at Red Deer College on Thursday. The meetings which are open to the public continue today and feature The Right Honourable Joe Clark who is an honourary witness and the commissioner of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. View
Brianna @ Fidder's Roost - view