October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Indigenous Cities

The stories here.

Experience stories from the cities you thought you knew.

Indigenous Cities presents memories from Indigenous community members based in cities across Canada; memories that have been interpreted by Indigenous artists to create a unique audio storytelling experience.

We invite you to explore our virtual maps, watch video of the locations where each of these real stories takes place, and listen to these meaningful audio stories and songs. This year’s stories are based in the cities known as Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Ottawa.

This year is just the beginning, as Indigenous Cities will continue to feature stories from across the country in future seasons.

Indigenous Cities was inspired by Phenomania’s Secret City, created by Heather Cant. 

The creation and development of Indigenous Cities adhered to the health and safety guidelines of the regions in which it has been developed. We encourage our audiences to adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions in their own region as they engage in this experience.

I am so excited to share with you all Indigenous Cities: The Stories Here.

Now covered over with asphalt and concrete, the stories of our lands past and present are obscured by the busy streets of our modern reality. Indigenous Cities reveals the Stories Here, stories told about these cities from an Indigenous perspective.

I hope you enjoy these wonderful stories and that they help peel back the concrete and asphalt to reveal something new to you, about the cities you thought you knew.

  • Kevin Loring |
    Artistic Director, Indigenous Theatre Nlaka'pamux Nation in British Columbia Kevin Loring
  • sasqets at sx̌ʷéyəməł
    © Ronnie Dean Harris, Stō:lo/St’át'imc/Lil’wat/N’laka'pamux

    Vancouver

    The stories here | Te squélquel ikwe’elo

    From the shores of skwtsa7s (Island of Dead Men), to the banks of the Sto:lo (Fraser River), experience a collection of stories revealing the land they are from.

    An NAC Indigenous Theatre and Savage Society co-presentation

    Listen now!
  • Passage: Who We Are and Where We Come From
    © Mary Longman, AskiPiyewsiwiSkwew

    Saskatoon | Treaty 6 Territory

    The stories here | O hêh achimona Otâh

    From the banks of the South Saskatchewan River to the inner-city streets, look past the landmarks of Saskatoon and hear stories embedded within Treaty 6 Territory.

    An NAC Indigenous Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre co-presentation

    Listen now!
  • Sacred Land at the Chaudiere Falls
    © Pam Cailloux, Métis (Huron and Algonquin), Québec

    Ottawa

    The stories here | Adsokàn Ondaje

    From Akikodjiwan to Kijik Pikwadin, and along the Kichizibi, a collection of moments both personal and historical examine deep connections recalled through song, poem and memory. 

    Listen now!

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