Our Stories are Medicine
Indigenous Theatre welcomes you back to experience an incredible season of Indigenous stories and artistry with works as beautiful as auntie’s beaded moccasins. Warm yourself by the #ReconcileThis fire, lit by an amazing lineup of multi-disciplinary artists, at our season opening celebration Papakanje. Like uncle’s '57 Chevy on a Saturday night, Bear Grease will have you rocking and rolling to this Indigenous take on an old classic. Women of the Fur Trade is a hilariously witty satire, showcasing women’s power in the past and present through the lens of the rapidly changing world of the fur trade. In partnership with NACO, Spirit Horse Returns brings the story of the Ojibwe Horses to Southam Hall. These beautiful and intelligent animals—long thought extinct—are thriving, and the Ojibwe communities who revere them are the inspiration for this musical journey. Vástádus eana / The answer is land is a stunning physical testimonial from the Sami homelands of Northern Sweden, presented as our international Indigenous offering in partnership with NAC Dance. From Gemini award-winning actor Michelle Thrush, find power and resilience in the face of adversity through laughter and understanding with Inner Elder—her one-woman show that will stir your spirit and warm your heart. And finally, wrap yourself in the warm embrace of an epic Métis love story as we follow two souls braided together in love and time in Tai Amy Grauman’s You used to call me Marie...
A social media initiative to uplift and amplify Indigenous voices online by activating and sharing stories, languages, cultures and perspectives through provocative digital performances and conversations.
Our Stories is back in two new formats – a podcast featuring authors in conversation with guest hosts, and a book list and activities for kids.
A unique audio storytelling experience based on memories from Indigenous community members interpreted by Indigenous artists.
We are committed to opening our doors and creating a place where the Indigenous community feels a sense of belonging and a connection to us and our work.
Indigenous Theatre invited artists from coast to coast to coast to create brief digital works using the land as their source of inspiration.
It is critical to safeguard your mental wellness. We have gathered a collection of mental health resources aimed at maintaining and improving mental health and well being.
Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre is the first National Indigenous theatre department in the world! Our art is alive—it is shape-shifting and developing as we continue to learn, create, and share with one another.
Colouring pages featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken. Join us in colouring in these pages and share your work!