Plays and Readings for National Indigenous Peoples Day - Western Canada Theatre

In celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, we revisit references to plays, artists, and readings that were part of the discussion in this week’s Artist Talk with Lori Marchand.

Revisit the talk on Facebook or our YouTube Channel.

Some of the Indigenous plays developed with WCT support during Lori’s tenure

discussion begins at 18:30 on Facebook and 17:30 on YouTube

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, by Tomson Highway (at WCT 2004)

Where the Blood Mixes, by Kevin Loring (at WCT 2012)

Children of God, by Corey Payette (at WCT 2018)

Recommended Artists, Readings, Documentaries

discussion begins at 29:10 on Facebook and 28:10 on YouTube

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day and National Indigenous History Month at the NAC

Ndo-Mshkogaabwimi – We Are Standing Strong, a live stream of members of the Indigenous circle at Stratford Festival with stories of endurance, resilience and resistance

Recommendations issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Savage Society, Artistic Director Kevin Loring

French translation of “Where the Blood Mixes” by Charles Bender
Video of a discussion of the translation process between Bender and Loring 

Jeremy Dutcher, Performer, composer, activist, musicologist

Mary Clement’s The Road Forward: A Musical Documentary

Len Marchand
Breaking Trail: The Autobiography of Len Marchand 

Ronald E. Ignace and Marianne Ignace
Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws—Yerí7 re Stsq'ey's-kucw
Available at Chapters Kamloops

Regional Mentions

discussion begins at 37:00 on Facebook and 36:00 on YouTube

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Gus and Mildred Gottfriedson
Mayor Peter Wing
Roy Inouye
Terry Aleck

Kamloops Rugby Club


Western Canada Theatre gratefully acknowledges the Secwépemc for their gracious hospitality. It is an honour and a pleasure to work, live, and gather on traditional unceded Secwépemc territory.