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Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together): Vuntut Gwitchin Stories
March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until March 30, 2019
Gwaandak Theatre & Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation present
Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak
Vuntut Gwitchin Stories
In partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin Government, we invite you to live readings of stories from Old Crow in Gwich’in and English.
Two old women and a pesky bushman…
A renowned dog musher’s first snowmachine…
Celebrating this UN Year of Indigenous Languages with live readings of Vuntut Gwitchin stories from Old Crow in Gwich’in and English.
With special guests Paul Kennedy of CBC IDEAS, Dennis Allen and others!
This presentation is one component of an innovative multi-year project that honours millennia-old storytelling traditions and Indigenous language revitalization. Radio play production took place in February in the village of Old Crow, the Yukon’s most northerly community, with an outstanding team including elders, language specialists, award-winning director Reneltta Arluk, and audio producer, sound designer & composer Jordy Walker. The writing team includes: Leonard Linklater, Brandon Kyikavichik, Yvette Nolan, Dennis Allen and Patti Flather with Gwich’in elders and community members.
The completed radio plays, along with booklets, will be launched later this spring.
PARTNERS: Vuntut Gwitchin Government; CBC IDEAS
FUNDERS: Canada Council for the Arts; Yukon Arts Fund; Yukon Education; Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Jeanie Dendys Minister, with the support of Yukon Lottery Commission
SEASON SPONSORS: Air North; Yukon’s Airline; What’s Up Yukon; Yukon News
SPONSORS: Casey’s Bed and Breakfast; NVD
Hai choo – special thanks to: Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation leadership and citizens, Kathleen Flaherty, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Yukon Education – First Nations Programs & Partnerships unit, Jess McNabb, Paul Kennedy and Greg Kelly, Teresa Ward (Grandma Treesaw), Panago Pizza, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.