A River Journey

2021 marked 100 years since the signing of Treaty 11, which formalized relations between the Dene people of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada.

An event planned to mark this centenary in the summer of 2021 features cellist Eric Wilson of the UBC School of Music. He will join other artists traveling by boat to visit First Nation communities along the Mackenzie River from the BC border to the Beaufort Sea. With local Dene drummers they will perform a multimedia musical work, “Dehcho: A Musical Journey along the Mackenzie River” which pays tribute to two very different musical traditions: Dene drumming and chamber music.

Residents of Galiano had a sneak peek of this work on the afternoon of November 7, when composer Daniel Séguin and cellist Eric Wilson brought a performance to Galiano. The afternoon featured an exhibition of several works of contemporary northern art, each interpreting a story told by an elder who remembers 1921....

November 7, 2020

Dehcho: A Musical Journey Along the Mackenzie River

A multimedia work by Daniel Séguin performed on stage by cellist Eric Wilson, with taped accompaniment and video of the Mackenzie River Valley.