Circle of Voices

Since 1999, Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre has been developing Indigenous youth into the next generation of storytellers by teaching them artistic and theatrical skills. The Circle of Voices program also incorporates traditional Indigenous cultural practices to ensure youth participants are carrying on the traditions of Indigenous people for future generations.

Some of our students have gone on to become musicians, actors, stage managers, playwrights, and artistic directors across Saskatchewan and Canada!

Program Details

Program length:

6 Months


16 - 25



Application Deadline:

September 25, 2023

The key goals of the Circle of Voices program are:

  • Providing young Indigenous people with meaningful artistic and cultural experiences
  • Imbuing young Indigenous people with professional theatre-based skills that could lead to careers in the arts and entertainment sector
  • Helping Indigenous youths build crucial life skills like cooking, financial literacy, resume writing, and more.
  • To increase the confidence of Indigenous youth in Saskatoon and area
  • Mentoring the next generation of storytellers and ensuring that traditional cultural practices continue to be practiced and passed on to the next generation of youth.
  • Providing relevant and representative artistic experiences for the Indigenous community  

Circle of Voices COVID Policies & Procedures


Masks will be required in all indoor spaces. Both at GTNT and all off-site locations.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing will be used whenever possible to limit the risk contamination.

Hand Washing

Hand washing is highly encouraged and hand sanitizer will be provided as necessary.

Sick Leave

Participants who are exhibiting signs of COVID will be required to stay home.


Participants will have their temperature taken periodically to ensure they aren't feverish.

COVID Testing

COVID tests will be provided and completed on a weekly basis to keep participants healthy.