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|Fellowship Participant - Reneltta Arluk|
Director, Indigenous Arts
Reneltta is an Inuvialuit, Dene and Cree mom from the Northwest Territories. Reneltta is Director of Indigenous Arts at BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity and founder of Akpik Theatre, a professional Indigenous Theatre company in the Northwest Territories. Reneltta has taken part in or initiated the creation of Indigenous Theatre across Canada and overseas. Reneltta has written, produced, and performed various works focusing on decolonization, climate change, and using theatre as a tool for reconciliation. This in-cludes her latest work, Pawâkan Macbeth, a Plains Cree takeover of Macbeth. Pawâkan Macbeth was inspired by working with youth and elders on the Frog Lake reserve on Treaty 6 territory. Reneltta is the first Inuk and first Indigenous woman to direct at The Stratford Festival. She was the recipient of their Tyrone Guthrie - Derek F. Mitch-ell Artistic Director's Award for her direction of Colleen Murphy’s The Breathing Hole.
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