Indigenous performance and Cultural Studies students will surely be familiar with Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, but others might not be.
Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, (FPPS) is located on the first floor of Enwayaang Building, room 101, at the end of the long passageway on the north-west side of the building.
Nozhem: FPPS has seating for one hundred people, and is unique in that, unlike traditional Western style performance spaces, this theatre is intended to be used “for ceremony, as a vessel to pour forth and nurture Aboriginal oral tradition, language, and knowledge.”
The relatively small size of the venue means that audience members are invited to develop an up-close and personal relationship with the many artists, singers, dancers, and performers, making Nozhem: FPPS a rare gem on campus.
Nozhem: FPPS is the only publicly funded Indigenous Performance Space in Canada.