RE-AWAKENING Concert by Indigenous Resurgence Project

25 June 2022 6:30 pm

KAMLOOPS, BC – Join the Indigenous Resurgence Project (IRP) in celebrating the end of
Indigenous History Month with an exciting concert and all-day artisan Market hosted at
Thompson Rivers University on June 25th. From hand-made crafts, local businesses, and
interactive booths, there will be something for the whole family.
On Saturday, June 25th, the IRP will be breaking its two-year hiatus and presenting another
fun-filled event for all ages. Thompson Rivers University will be hosting the event in the
Mountain Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Activity Center. The event will start with
an all-day indoor artisan market running from 10AM – 4PM, numerous Indigenous artists and
businesses from across BC’s beautiful Southern Interior will be featured. All kinds of products
can be found from hand-made crafts and cultural items to services and support from local
Indigenous organizations.
That evening will follow with the RE-AWAKENING Concert, featuring Merritt-based guitarist,
Willard Wallace, and the award-winning Lil’wat band, The Spiritual Warriors, who will be
performing songs from their newest album, INDIGENIZE. The concert will open doors to the
public at 6:30PM and run until approximately 10PM.
The event is being hosted as a celebration of Indigenous voices in unceded Secwepemc’ulucw.
Uplifting, showcasing, and supporting local talent and arts as a light-hearted send-off to mark
the end of Indigenous History Month. The event is also meant to bring awareness to the
beautifully diverse culture and art from different Indigneous groups, and what types of
Indigenous artists and businesses are operating in the area.
“At this point in time, I think it’s important to showcase our local Indigenous artists and
businesses. We’re calling this RE-AWAKENING, not only because we are coming out on the
other side of COVID, but because I feel as though the landscape in the Kamloops area has
changed, something in the air has changed and I can feel it.” Says IRP Director, Shay Paul.
Tickets to the RE-AWAKENING Concert are $18, with $2 from every ticket to be donated to the
PiT Stop organization run out of the Kamloops United Church for all the work they do for our
Tickets can be bought in advance on Eventbrite or can be purchased at
the door for $20 while quantities last.
If you have any additional questions or further inquiries, please reach out to Shay Paul at [email protected]