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THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. One does not register for sessions.  Seating at individual sessions is first come, first served.
REGISTRATION and the Coat Room are on the 27th Floor along with many of the sessions. The Children’s Program, Lunch Room, Limmud Café and rooms E1, G3 and G4 are on the 16th Floor. There is easy access between the floors by 6 large elevators.
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Tamara Podemski

Tamara Podemski is an Anishnaabe/Israeli multi-disciplinary artist who calls upon her cultural roots to inspire her work.  She is a graduate of the Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, where she studied dance, theatre and music throughout its 10-year program. For over 25 years, her work has spanned across all mediums with credits such as Dance Me OutsideThe RezReady or NotNorth of 60, Cracked, The Lesser Blessed, and the Broadway company of RENT.  On stage, screen and in the recording studio, Tamara has received critical acclaim, most notably with a Special Jury Prize for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival, 2 Aboriginal Music Awards for her self-titled album, and 2 awards for her music video, Meegwetch, at the imagiNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto and the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.  Tamara is a passionate teacher and advocate for the arts, developing programs to empower youth and women through songwriting, dancing, storytelling or fitness. To further her work in self-empowerment training, Tamara received her certification as a Self-Defense Instructor at the Krav Maga Worldwide Headquarters in Los Angeles where she taught for 4 years.  With motherhood and the desire for more “home” time, Tamara found a new home behind the camera.  She is currently writing a TV documentary series for APTNdeveloping a comedy series with her sisterand is finally writing her first screenplay. In 2018, Tamara intends to complete her degree in Indigenous Studies and Hebrew Literature at the University of Toronto.