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created & performed by Mackenzie Brown


Hailing from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, performer and drummer Mackenzie Brown leads you on a personal immersive musical journey through the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park.

This performance is available online right here on the Found Festival website or on the Story City app, anytime between July 2 and July 5. Enjoy at your own pace!

This is intended to be a self-guided immersive outdoor experience at the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park, located at 0380 Queen Elizabeth Park Rd, Edmonton, AB T6E 6C6.

Start at the Treaty markers located on the East side of the art park by the parking lot. When you’re ready, press play on the Story City app on on the Found Festival website. Explore the park at your leisure while you are immersed in the stories of the land and drum songs.

Please note: there is parking available at the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park. The park has a combination of paved pathways and grass parkways.

You are also welcome to enjoy this experience from the comfort of wherever you are in the world. You do you, Foundster!

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It’s darn important to us that Found Festival remains accessible for as many Foundsters in our community as possible. That includes offering tickets on a sliding price scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. But if you’re able, we ask you please make an offer. As a tiny but mighty arts org getting it done on passion and grit, Common Ground Arts Society relies on donations to help keep our scrappy operation afloat. Every offer you make goes directly toward supporting artists in our community.

We suggest $10/event if you can afford it. Any offer over $10 is a direct donation to Common Ground Arts Society. All donations over $20 will be provided with a charitable tax receipt.

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PSST! Hey Foundsters – COVID-19 is real and we want you to stay safe and healthy. All of our programming is designed to be experienced solo or with your designated cohort/house group/pod. Please don’t gather in large groups. Please mask up. Please keep a safe distance from others. And please review Alberta Health Services’ recommendations here and here.

This event is support by Story City

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.