Bruce Sinclair is a Métis theatre artist, teacher, student of the nehiyawewin (Cree) and Michif languages, and is currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 2023, Bruce was the third University Library Indigenous Storyteller in Residence.
Bruce formed an artistic entity, miyoteh performance, that develops and produces works based on working with Indigenous artists, youth, elders, the nehiyawewin\michif languages and artistic collaborations with diverse communities. Bruce teaches drama at USask to SUNTEP\ITEP\ISAP students, acts, directs, writes plays\stories and strives to merge artistic practice with life.
ahki meyimo (do your best).
Bruce Sinclair was the University Library’s third Indigenous Storyteller in Residence, and the first to undertake the residency in person. During the twelve-week residency which began in January 2023, Bruce kept regular office hours in the Murray Library, and developed a major storytelling experience: Stories Forever -kakike acimowina. During this live-streamed event, Bruce welcomed a variety of storytellers to participate in day-long storytelling from dusk till dawn.
Bruce also hosted workshops on and off campus throughout the residency, including a session during Indigenous Achievement Week in March. These storytelling workshops were open to everyone, and took the form of ‘talking circles’ that encouraged participants to develop and share their own stories in a welcoming space.