Imagine Festival: Ojibwe Stories & Music with The Sullivan Squad

Date Wednesday 20 March 2024
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price£15 | £12


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Imagine Festival: Ojibwe Stories & Music with The Sullivan Squad



Join the Sullivan Squad as they provide a live musical performance sharing the round dance music and traditions of their homelands.

The Sullivan Squad is a family of traditional Ojibwe Anishinaabe/Ho-Chunk singers from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin, USA. The group consists of Michael Migizi Sullivan Sr – the lead singer of the award winning drum group Pipestone, his sons Niizhoo Sullivan, Preston Sullivan, Lennox Sullivan, and daughter Lexie Sullivan.

They enjoy singing together at round dances, ceremonies, hand drum contests, events and celebrations across Turtle Island. They have all been singing since they were little and sing regularly around the house. On the powwow trail you can find them singing with their drum groups Hay Creek and Pipestone #SKWAAD

Michael Migizi Sullivan (PhD.) is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) linguist from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation in northern Wisconsin. He is currently the Native American Studies Faculty Director at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University and previously served as the resident linguist for the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School. Dr. Sullivan has traveled extensively across Ojibwe country exploring regional language variation and works closely with elders and tribes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Ontario.

He is a firm believer in an Anishinaabe-centric self-determined pedagogy grounded in Anishinaabe language, worldview, and spiritual lifestyle. Sullivan currently resides with his family in the Skunawong community on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation where he enjoys the outdoors. He and his children enjoy singing at powwows, round dances, and ceremonies throughout the year.

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