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March 2023

Aanii, NIFFies!

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Third time’s the charm – and the Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival is back in June of 2023 for its third outing!

Once again NIFF will bring uncurated, land-based, Indigenous performances to indoor and outdoor locations for five days from June 21-25, 2023. All are welcome!

Performers for the festival were chosen, as per Fringe tradition, by lottery.

There are plays:
- Centre for Indigenous Theatre (Toronto) with “The Bridge” by Pesch Nepoose
- Minjimendan (North Bay) with “Estrange(ment)”
- Juicebox (Winnipeg) with “An Indigenous Play”
- The Cave (Toronto) with “The Cave that Hummed a Song”
- Nenookaasi (Toronto) with “Nenookaasi's: Mind of a Messenger”

There is dance:
- Kelli Marshall/Liz Osawamick (Peterborough) with “Reclaiming in Motion”
- Maison Mere Artists (Burundi) with “Abatimbo”

And there is music with a returning NIFF favourite
- Tiger Will Mason (Ottawa) with “Songs and Stories of a Modern Mohawk Continued”

The festival will ceremonially open on Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2023. Performances will take place from June 21-25. Performances are on the East Bank of the Trent University campus, in and around Enwayaang/Gzowski College. Ticket information will be available in April.
Stay up to date with the latest festival info on our website at and start planning your visit to the Trent University campus to see these great shows!

CAFF Info Session Tuesday March 21 at 1200PM - 100PM EST

Join us on Tuesday, March 21 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST for a virtual Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) Info Session with Lucy Eveleigh!

Lucy is the Executive Director at the Toronto Fringe and former president of CAFF and has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years with a focus in the arts.

For more information about CAFF, visit and register for our workshop by emailing us at

Check out this video that our Artistic Director, Joeann Argue created to create awareness about NIFF!


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