Two major events in Indigenous performing arts on the BC coast are coming up. The Talking Stick Festival from February 16 to 26, 2017. It includes a wide range of cultural expression. This year a visual arts exhibition has been organized for the Roundhouse in Vancouver’s Yaletown. On event of special interest is an Arts Funding Information Session on February 16 at 1:30 pm. The Canada Council for the Arts, First Peoples’ Cultural Council and BC Arts Council will outline their programs. The Canada Council will offer valuable information about their new funding model, including details for Indigenous artists looking to register in the Council’s online portal.