We Are All Treaty People

Artist: Quest Theatre and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
Alberta

Two grade six girls, one from the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the other of European descent find their friendship barred by a trickster who reveals the complex shared history of the land of their ancestors. Can they still become friends given the struggles of the past? We Are All Treaty People is a reimagining of the highly regarded Making Treaty 7 theatrical production. Told through songs, prayers, creative movement, and puppetry; the play’s intent is to inspire positive relationships across all cultures and generations.

Experience: Theatre with Live Music | Length: 60 minutes (includes 10 minute post-show Q&A) | Ages: 10 to 12 | Grades: 4 - 6 | Venue: Martha Cohen Theatre
Join Us: Visually Impaired, Special Needs
Social Studies:

First Nations Communities and Perspectives
Land, People, and Places of Alberta: Its Changing Cultural and Social Dynamics
Oral Traditions and Narrative
Conflict and Resolution
Government, Power, Authority, and Democracy

Fine Arts – Drama:

Storytelling: Characters and Perspectives in Narrative
Creating Mood and Characterisation through Language, Vocal Expression, Actions, Music

English Language Arts:

Constructing Meaning from Texts: Connecting Fictional Characters to Personal and Actual Experiences; Identifying Conflicts and Resolution; Human Nature
Narration, Voices, and Points of View
Connecting Plot, Setting, and Characters

Themes:

First Nations Perspectives; Truth and Reconciliation; Canadian History; Cultural Identity

While at Kidsfest, we also recommend: Indigenous Perspectives: Storytelling with Michael Kusugak (Inuit Storyteller); Social Studies: Parks Canada; Canada 150 Wishing Wall

Show Times

Wednesday, May 24 at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, May 24 at 12:30 PM