July 3, 2017 – Margo Kane, Founder and Artistic Director of Full Circle: First Nations Performance, and Board Member of CAPACOA, was appointed Member of the Order of Canada.

Margo KaneMargo received this very high distinction "for her contributions to the advancement of Indigenous theatre in Canada as a performer, storyteller, teacher and leader."

For 40 years, Margo has been recognized as a storyteller, dancer, singer, animator, choreographer, video and installation artist, director, producer, writer, community development worker and mentor. Moonlodge, her acclaimed one-woman show, an Aboriginal Canadian classic, toured for over 10 years nationally and internationally. She also developed the annual Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver where she lives. Margo received numerous awards, nominations and recognition, including the the Canadian Achievement Award from the National Capital Commission, a BC Film LEO Award, the Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction from the Union of BC Performers, and a Jesse Richardson Theatre Award.

Besides Margo, many other artists and cultural workers were appointed to the Order of Canada. Of note, Peter A. Herrndorf, president and chief executive officer of the National Arts Centre, was promoted Companion of the Order of Canada for his transformative leadership in Canada’s artistic community and for his enduring commitment to building a thriving national arts scene.

 

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