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  1. Award-winning Métis-Dene playwright Marie Clements’ tender and provocative The Unnatural and Accidental Women courageously demands that we never forget the continuing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada.

    • By

      Marie Clements

    • Directed by

      Muriel Miguel

  2. Combining puppetry, songs and dance, Mokatek et l’étoile disparue will awaken you to the beauty and wealth of Indigenous languages.

    • by

      Dave Jenniss

    • Music by

      Élise Boucher-DeGonzague

    • Directed by

      Pier Rodier

  3. Can a person survive their past? Can a people survive their history? Irreverently funny and brutally honest, Where the Blood Mixes is a story of loss, resilience, and redemption set in the heart of the Fraser Canyon.


    Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Sunday, September 15, 2019, 8:00 pm

    Southam Hall

    For more than five decades, legendary Indigenous singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has reinvented herself, creating songs that reveal new shades of an artist already revered as a pioneer. An activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards, Buffy’s powerful and lyrical songs weave the human narratives left out of the history books.

  5. Discover the vibrant North with JUNO Award-winning Inuk recording artist Susan Aglukark as she leads an evening of song, storytelling and throat singing. Presented in collaboration with the NAC Indigenous Theatre, the NAC Orchestra and NAC Presents.

    • Conductor

      Mélanie Léonard

    • Singer

      Susan Aglukark

  6. Finding Wolastoq Voice is a powerful debut work from Indigenous artist-turned-playwright Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) of Tobique First Nation, a leading voice in New Brunswick’s thriving Indigenous art scene.

  7. Play Margaret Grenier. ARTISTIC TREATMENT : AURA (MONIQUEAURA.COM) © Chris Randle

    Dancers of Damelahamid


    September 26 - 28, 2019

    Azrieli Studio

    The Dancers of Damelahamid are an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest coast of British Columbia. Their rich history of masked dance celebrates the diversity of the many Indigenous cultures of Canada.

    • Created by

      Dancers of Damelahamid

    • Presented in collaboration with

      NAC Dance and NAC Indigenous...

    • Developed with support from the

      National Arts Centre’s National Creation...

  8. Inuit founding myths are the inspiration for Unikkaaqtuat, a cross-cultural blending of circus arts, theatre, music, and video.

    • Production

      A collaboration between The 7...

    • Developed with support from the

      National Arts Centre’s National Creation...

    • Co-producers

      Canada Council for the Arts...

  9. Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

    January 22 - February 9, 2020

    At once strangely complex and astonishingly simple, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is a concert and conversation between two people: both women, storytellers, and artists.

    • Created by

      Evalyn Parry, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory,...

    • Production

      A Buddies in Bad Times...

    • Co-Presented

      Co-presented with and hosted by...

  10. A young girl searches for her Inner Elder among the shambles of her family life in 1970s Calgary, our guide on a journey of transformation through real-life memories and the power of laughter.

    • Written and performed by

      Michelle Thrush

    • Directed by

      Karen Hines

  11. Hot Brown Honey is sass made flesh, serving up a no-holds-barred, hip-hop helping of stereotype-smashing, consciousness-raising empowerment.

    • Artists

      The Briefs Factory (Australia)

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