“Indian Act: Residential School Plays”
Edited by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Presented in partnership with Playwrights Canada Press
Indian Act is a tribute and thank you to those who survived the Indian residential school system so that future generations could be free to pursue their lives unhindered by educationally enforced lowered expectations and institutionalized abuse. Seven plays by contemporary Indigenous playwrights cover the broad scope of residential school experiences, all kinds of characters, and no stereotypes, giving voice to those who could not be heard.
The evening will feature readings from the anthology and a discussion with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard.
Nôhkom by Michael Greyeyes
Bunk #7 by Larry Guno
Dear Mr. Buchwald by Yvette Nolan
Readings by: Brendan Chandler, Dillan Chiblow, Meegwun Fairbrother, Tai Grauman, Danik McAfee, Nick Nahwegahbow, Ty Sloane, and John Wamsley
You can purchase the book here.
Kaahsinnoniks — Making Treaty 7
by The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
A groundbreaking multidisciplinary theatrical production, Kaahsinnoniks is grounded in the Blackfoot word which roughly translates to ancestor. Building on past Making Treaty 7 productions we take a fresh look at the history and legacy of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877.
Intertwining dance, theatre, music and poetry built on guidance and stories from Treaty 7 Elders, the performance takes its audience on a journey through history to better understand the true spirit and intent of the treaty, while investigating the consequences and the implications Alberta faces today.
Director/Co-Writer: Justin Many Fingers
Co-Writers: Sable Sweet Grass, Telly James, and Troy Emery Twigg
Lighting Designer: Brian MacNeil
Stage Manager: Nova Lea Thorne
Performers: Jeff Charlton, Caitlyn Connelly (musician), Danzel Ear (musician), Elizabeth Ferguson, Billy Merasty, Deedra Salange Ladouceur and Marshall Vielle
“Powerful, funny, thought provoking, breathtaking…A history lesson, a teaching moment, a truth spoken loud.”
The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 141 years later. The Society invites people of all ages and backgrounds to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for everyone – together.