Wednesday, April 18

Tanya Tagaq Welcome Event

  • April 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Community Events & Programs

Approximate Run-time: 7:00-9:00 PM


Free | Open to the public

To RSVP, call 651.282.3115 or reserve your spot online.

Please join us in welcoming innovative vocalist and celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq back to Minnesota! Tanya, from Nunavut’s Victoria Island, will be in community in advance of her concert Retribution at the Ordway.

This event is presented in collaboration with Two Rivers Gallery’sThe REDress and Monumental Quilt Projects” on view now until Friday, April 27. The exhibit brings awareness to the issues of missing and murdered Indigenous women and human sex trafficking. Tagaq’s music and advocacy efforts also focus on these urgent issues.. Two Rivers Gallery will also be hosting several events throughout the month of March leading up to April which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information about the exhibit and surrounding events, call 612.879.1780 or visit



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The Minneapolis American Indian Center building is accessible. To request ASL interpretation or other accommodations, please include requests in your reservation by April 4.


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Tanya Tagaq Community Residency

Tagaq’s concert at the Ordway is a culmination of a season-long community residency led by Native and Indigenous Twin Cities leaders in collaboration with Ordway staff with support from the Walker Art Center. In addition to organizing and advising on engagements, the group also produced a choir composed of local indigenous people who will perform onstage during Tagaq’s concert. Key individuals and organizations involved include: Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo), Christal Moose (Mille lacs Band of Ojibwe), Lonna Hunter (Tlingit/Dakota), Two Rivers Gallery, Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble, and Ogitchidakwe Hand Drum Singers.

Tanya Tagaq live in performance

Tanya Tagaq will perform Retribution at the Ordway at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The performance is a co-presentation of the Ordway and Walker Art Center, in association with the Cedar Cultural Center and part of the Ordway’s Music & Movement Series, sponsored by Target, with generous support provided by the Scrooby Foundation. For tickets and more information, call 651.224.4222 | TTY 651.282.3100 or visit the performance page.