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created by Morgan Yamada

This new normal has changed how many of us live our lives! Learning new things can be challenging, but also can lead to new ways of finding daily joys. Morgan is attempting to continue that learning in #NEWSKILLS! Taking lessons from a wonderful group of individual artists on things that they are great at and that bring them joy! Morgan will try her very best to learn those skills and put them all together in an ode to continual learning! There will be laughs, there will be failures, there will be happy accidents. Try and learn alongside her or witness what will be created when all of these new skills are combined in, #NEWSKILLS.

Featuring Morgan Yamada, Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks, Helen Belay, Althea Cunningham, Kate Dion-Richard, Marshall Vielle & Kunji Mark Ikeda!

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

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#newskills – intro

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#newskills – Learning Binoyugan with Cynthia

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#newskills – Learning how to Rock a Smokey Eye with Kate

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#newskills – How to Block out Brows with Marshall!

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#newsills – Laughing, Love & Learning the Ukulele with Hele

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#newskills – Guitar, Giggles & Music with Althea

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#newskills – Focus, Move & Play with Kunji

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#newskills – a Learning Journey in 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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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.