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**Don’t miss it!! A Powerhouse of Aboriginal Talent from across the East & West Coast!!!**

**Just $30 bucks to see Candy Palmater, a Cultural Showcase, Fashion Show, Comedy Stand-Up, 2 Solo Singers & 4 Live Bands**

*Concerts stacked with performers so it includes 2 parts, 2 venues, just 2 mins from each other*

*Although the benefit includes an all Aboriginal Line-Up this event is open to everyone!! We’d love to see peeps from all different backgrounds come out!*


6-8pm: Cultural Showcase, Vendors & Silent Auction!
Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre – 2158 Gottingen St.

Our Cultural Showcase features an internationally renowned group of Mi’kmaq singers, “Eastern Eagle”, as our host drum group, “Stoney Bear Singers” and “All Nations Drum”. We also have dancers from all powwow styles and a Hoop Dance Exhibition. The Silent Auction will include Fancy Shawl and Jingle dresses, artwork, hand drums, one night stay at Lord Nelson, and anything else people would like to donate. We are still looking for items/donations for the silent auction. All vendors are welcome and can contact us to reserve a table.


The Marquee Ballroom (19 & Up)
8pm-2am: Fashion Show, Stand-Up Comedy, Solo Singers and 4 Live Bands!

To begin, we have one super funny Mi’kmaq, recently voted as Halifax’s BEST Comedian, nominated by the ECMA’s, and host of “The Candy Show”, Candy Palmater, as our nights event host!! The Fashion Show will showcase HeadRush, The Vault and InkStarz Native designs by “Natasha Patles” and “Dwayne Everett Ward“- which will include both female and male Mi’kmaq models. We then have special guest, “Ryan McMahon“, a hilarious Ojibway Comedian, who’s flying in from Winnipeg to do Stand-Up Comedy for us! Our stacked music line-up includes Listiguj’s very own “Melissa Girvan” and “Gmanwolf Productions”, “Jocelyn Marshall”, “Kicking Krotch”, and two Aboriginal Hiphop Music groups who were recently nominated by the East Coast Music Awards for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year, “City Natives” and “Black & Grey” to perform for us LIVE!!!

Official DJ: CJ Bernard
Official Stage Manager: Ardath Whynacht
Official Photographer: Michael W Barnaby
Official Make-up Artist for Fashion Show: Lola Vicaire

Background: Elsipogtog and allies are currently fighting to protect their water from fracking in Kent County. Since they began protesting in May, they’ve had over 50 people who were unlawfully arrested for peacefully protesting. Many women, elders and men have been hurt but they continue defending their territory for their children, grandchildren and for those to come. We now have four warriors, which includes three youth, who were incarcerated on Oct. 17th. I personally know these youth and know they’re good kids. All they wanted was to help Elsipogtog’s struggle, to protect our women and elders who were harmed by SWN’s security in June & July, and to protect our land & water. We want to support Elsipogtog/Rexton by raising funds to provide them with warm winter gear and shelter, and we’d like to raise legal funds for our young warriors who are still incarcerated. Please come out, help out or support in any way you can!! ♥ Visit Sacred Fire: The People United Against Fracking for additonal information.

Ticket Sales Contacts:
Elsipogtog: Charmaine Sock
Indianbrook: Bella Marblel
Afton/Antigonish: Molly Jean Peters
Pictou Area: Sallot Sipu
Halifax: Shelley A. Young/Sara Swasson at Dal’s NECU/Lee Merrigan Thomas/Mi’kmaq Friendship Center/Good Food Emporium/Darryl Leroux at SMU
Eskasoni: Marina Ann Young
Miramichi: Keetha Metallic
Listiguj: Dwayne Ward
OR via EMT (Online Banking) in which ticket can be mailed or reserved at the door for you, by msg’n Shelley A. Young or Molly Jean Peters via FB or by emailing us at,

Hotel Discounts:
“Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites” on Spring Garden Road for $109 per night. Quote “Elsipogtog” or “30070” when booking.

“Delta Halifax” is also offering us $99 per night- but the price doesn’t include parking, which is roughly $20 per day. Also quote “Elsipogtog”.

This is gonna be an awesome event!! Spread the word! #ElsipogtogBenefit #Halifax #SaturdayNOV30th

This event is sponsored by:
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Cape Breton University Press
Dalhousie Student Union
Fernwood Publishing
Mayworks Halifax
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group

Public Service Alliance of Canada
Solidarity Halifax
Vas Media







  One Response to “Elsipogtog benefit concert in Halifax, November 30”

  1. […] Saturday, November 30: FUNDRAISER Elsipogtog benefit concert. First Location: Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Center,  6-8:00pm: Cultural Showcase, Vendors & Silent Auction! Second Location: The Marquee Ballroom (19&Up) 8pm-2am: Fashion Show, Stand-Up Comedy, Solo Singers and 4 Live Bands! Tickets $30. Event details. […]

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