The ‘Ut’loo Noye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration is an annual festival designed to showcase the talents of Indigenous writers and storytellers while engaging participants to explore and appreciate the importance of oral and written literacy. The festival plays host to published and non-published authors, poets, and storytellers of all kinds from across Canada. Since its inception in 2005 the festival has grown in terms of its offerings and popularity with new events added each year. Orality and storytelling are vital elements of Indigenous culture and tradition and through the Weaving Words Celebration we strive to encourage and advocate for the use of stories, both oral and written, to make advancements the areas of literacy, education, history, and culture for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous members of our community.

This annual Festival features: Storytelling, Author Readings, Movies, Workshops, Live Music, & So Much More!

Authors who have attended include: Richard Van Camp Janet Marie Rogers Garry Gottfriedson Eden Robinson Lee Maracle Cherie Dimaline Waub Rice Marilyn Dumont Gregory Scofield Chis Bose Louise Halfe Neal McLeod Tomson Highway