Sharon Shorty

Sharon Shorty is from the Tlingit, Northern Tutchone and Norwegian people. Sharon is from the Raven Clan and was raised with the storytelling tradition of her southern Yukon community. Sharon is an award winning actor (Aurora Award, 1997) and storyteller (Aurora Award, 1998). She has received the Ross Charles Award (1999), the CTV Fellowship (1999), and The Yukon Filmmaker’s Fund Award (1999). Sharon was the Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence at Vancouver Public Library in 2015, and is an award-winning Bannock-Maker! She is the founding Artistic Director for SYANA Performing Arts (The Society of Yukon Artists of Native Ancestry). She is renowned for her creation and portrayal of Gramma Susie, an irrepressible Yukon elder. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and was declared by Up Here Magazine as the “funniest human being North of 60.”

Appearing:

Event date venue
March 19:
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Goldhawk Park Library
March 19:
(3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Baycrest Health Sciences
March 19:
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Native Canadian Centre Toronto
March 20
(1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
CSI Annex
March 21:
(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Multi-Faith Centre
March 22:
(7:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Artscape Wychwood Barns
March 23:
(2:45 PM - 3:30 PM)
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
March 24:
(1:30 PM - 2:00 PM,
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Toronto Reference Library
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