Making Treaty 7

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Alanna One Spot

Photo: Bert Crowfoot

Kris Demeanor and Andy Curtis

Photo: Bert Crowfoot

Photo: Bert Crowfoot

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission.

Take a journey through the historical significance and contemporary relevance of the treaties - a groundbreaking multidisciplinary-arts theatrical production that explores the true spirit and intent of Treaty 7, while investigating the consequences and implications facing Alberta today.

The performance breaths life into the history and legacy of the founding event of modern southern Alberta. Remembering the promise of a time in Alberta's history when land was assigned, assurances were made, and a better future was promised.

The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society explores 140 year later, the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877. Their mission is to inspire reconciliation among all treaty peoples and to build bridges of understanding across cultures and generations

Making Treaty 7 is a breathtaking collaboration . . . an incredibly important and moving depiction of the history of Southern Alberta.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Videos

  • Making Treaty 7 (highlights from 2015 show)

Credits

  • Founder and visionary Michael Green (Elk Shadow/Pona Ko’taksi)
  • Co-directors Michelle Thrush and Blake Brooker
  • Composers and musical direction Kris Demeanor and Anders Hunter
  • Designers Andy Moro and Sandi Somers
  • Choreography and cultural liaison Troy Emery Twigg

Artist Links

Partners
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
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