Set during pre-colonization, when Plains Cree were allied with Stoney Nakoda, and at war with Blackfoot over territory, food, supplies and trade. When true autonomy existed among Indigenous Peoples and with that
Set during pre-colonization, when Plains Cree were allied with Stoney Nakoda, and at war with Blackfoot over territory, food, supplies and trade. When true autonomy existed among Indigenous Peoples and with that their spirits, their wisdom, practices, makers, tricksters, shifters, their darkness and light. As the Canadian Government moves west with Sir John A. MacDonald as the leader, a harsh new world wrought with immense fear, starvation, and uncertainty awaken the darkest of Cree spirits, the Wihtiko – a being with insatiable greed.
Through the exploration of Plains Cree language, history, stories and cosmology Arluk asks, What is it to be human? What makes a human vulnerable to the Wihtiko? Inspired by working with the youth of Frog Lake First Nation and shared stories from Elders in the Treaty 6 region, Arluk has created a terrifying journey through love, greed, honour and betrayal, with coyote howlers teaching us that resurgence requires balance.
October 3 – 8. 2023
Tuesday to Saturday – 7:30 pm
Sunday – 2:00 pm
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
october 5, 2023 7:30 pmoctober 6, 2023 7:30 pmoctober 7, 2023 7:30 pmoctober 8, 2023 2:00 pm
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- Indigenous retelling of Shakespeare tragedy headlines this year’s Prismatic Arts Festival September 27, 2023
- Three musical traditions combine for Treaty Day concert September 26, 2023
- The Play That Goes Wrong opens Neptune Theatre’s 2023-2024 season September 25, 2023
- Lara Deutsch and Adam Cicchillitti open the Scotia Festival of Music’s 2023-2024 season September 22, 2023
- 2Gether 4Ever? is the “anti-rom-com rom-com” September 21, 2023
- Better Watch echoes the relentless grind of the creative spirit September 20, 2023
- Getting his feet back on the ground: Séan McCann sings from the Great Big Sea songbook September 18, 2023
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