• Date
    17th Nov 2016
  • Location
    918 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets
    1150 Tickets
  • Performances
    5 Performers
A Musical Event to Celebrate Indigenous Life, Resilience and Reconciliation

NationTalk proudly presents the Indigenous Healing Our People Everywhere – iHope Benefit Concert 2016. Join leaders in bringing worldwide awareness to suicide prevention through messages of Indigenous resilience, life promotion and reconciliation.

The facts are staggering; the suicide rate for Indigenous peoples is five to seven times higher than it is for other Canadians. iHope will shine a light on life promotion.  Let’s contribute to the shared message of hope on November 17th, 2016 at the historic Vogue Theater in Vancouver.

Music can be healing, and music will bring our nations together in celebration. Join us for this musical event! The iHope Benefit Concert 2016 hosted by Carla Robinson will feature international Indigenous performers including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Susan Aglukark and Andrea Menard, with special performances by Coastal Wolfpack and Murray Porter.

This event is produced by NationTalk, with encouragement and input from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, the First Nations Health Managers Association, and the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.  Any proceeds after costs will be donated to the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, Canada’s premiere Indigenous mental health organization.


NationTalk proudly presents the iHope Benefit Concert

Performing Artists

Singer + Speaker + Writer + Actor
    Singer, Songwriter
      Singer and Songwriter
        Freelance Journalist
          Musical Artist
            Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack) Dance Group

              NationTalk Presents

              • 17 NOV
                Day 1
              • Evening Performances
              Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

              Location: The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2

              Hosted By Carla Robinson

              6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Artist & Sponsor Appreciation Reception, Special Performance by Murray Porter

              7:00 PM Doors Open

              7:30 PM Coastal Wolfpack

              8:00 PM Andrea Menard

              9:00 PM Susan Aglukark

              10:00 PM Buffy Sainte-Marie


              Be informed.

              Venue and Tickets

              Locally owned and operated the Vogue Theatre is one of the last remaining theatres from the famed “Theatre Row”. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Granville Street, the Vogue is a graceful reminder of the Vancouver of old.

              More than seventy years later, the Vogue annually hosts upwards of 200 events and continues to be one of Canada’s premier venues for live music, cinema and corporate and community events.

              Our goal is to give Vancouver a theatre to be proud of. We aim to make entertainment more accessible to a broader audience. With a commitment to good old fashion hospitality, your experience at the Vogue will be 1st class. From the moment you purchase your ticket to the end of the show, our vision is unpretentious, personable, five star service.


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              iHope Benefit Concert Proceeds

              Proceeds from the 30 Days of Hope Campaign and the iHope Benefit Concert will be used for  sponsor Indigenous youth leaders who are interested in learning how to provide mental wellness support in their communities. Funds raised from ticket sales will be used to off-set the cost of delivering the Buffalo Riders Early Intervention Training Program to youth across the country. The training is provided by the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.

              Buffalo Riders Early Intervention for Youth

              The Buffalo Riders Early Intervention for Youth empowers youth leaders to facilitate training for their peers. This training program is geared specifically to youth leaders who wish to provide intervention support to their peers who may be engaged in risky behaviour, whether related to substance misuse, or self-harm. The Program enhances and strengthens the capacity to provide ‘safe ground’ for other young people who may need culturally grounded mental wellness support. The training is based on Indigenous culture, the latest research in resiliency theory, and Emotional Intelligence to develop self-awareness, self-management and self-direction: critical elements for young people’s successful growth and development.

              Thunderbird Partnership Foundation

              The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation is Canada’s leading authority on Indigenous mental wellness (substance use and mental health issues) research and advocacy. Thunderbird champions culturally-based addictions and mental wellness services for First Nations in Canada, advocating and partnering for a collaborative systems approach that empowers hope, belonging, meaning and purpose. The Thunderbird Partnership Foundation is a division of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation (NNAPF) Inc., and is governed by a nationally represented Board of Directors.

              For more information on the Buffalo Riders Early Intervention Program and the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, visit www.thunderbirdpf.org.

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