Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional
Indigenous theatre company. Currently in our 35th year, we are
dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional
artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada.
We’re celebrating 30th year of Weesageechak, our annual
development festival which showcases artists representing the span of Native Earth’s history. We welcome back familiar faces
and emerging creators with an array of new works, works-in-progress and presentations in dance, theatre and interdisciplinary styles.
We have an exciting new production of Ipperwash, written and
directed by acclaimed playwright Falen Johnson, in partnership with the Blyth Festival in February. Continuing our annual dance celebration, we present Theatre New Brunswick‘s production
Finding Wolastoq Voice by Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) for
Niimi’iwe: Indigenous Dance Showcase in March.
We have partnered once again with Paprika Festival for a week
of exciting works by young theatre creators in May. We are proud
to present Vancouver Moving Theatre‘s production of Weaving
Reconciliation: Our Way in June to conclude our 35th season.
Take a look at what’s happening this season.
A Youth-Led Performing Arts Festival. May 14-20.
A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production. June 6-9.
Check out what’s happening in our space!