Tapwewin- Her Inquiry by Maria Campbell, Yvette Nolan, Marilyn Poitras, & Cheryl Troupe
November 14 @ 7:30 pm EST
A response to the ongoing, frustrating MMIWG inquiry, Tapwewin opens the inquiry to the voices who are not being heard: the teenager who was taken by North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in the 1800’s to service the man; the midwife who was vilified by the priest run out of the church; the women who work the streets.
Producing Company: The Crossing
Maria Campbell is a Cree-Métis writer, playwright, filmmaker, scholar, teacher and elder. Her memoir “Halfbreed” (1973) is regarded as a foundational piece of Indigenous literature in Canada. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008. Campbell has authored several other books and plays, and has also directed and written scripts for films.
Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) works as a director and dramaturg across Turtle Island. Her plays include Annie Mae’s Movement, The Unplugging, Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show (Co-Writer), and the libretto of Shanawdithit. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth. She is currently an Artistic Associate of Signal Theatre.
Marilyn Poitras is currently the Director of Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Her life is committed to including and recognizing Indigenous voice and story into the larger narrative. She has edited numerous books on elder stories and land, and produced a short doc on Indigenous women in Canada “7 Minutes”, directed by Tasha Hubbard.
Cheryl Troupe is Métis and holds a PhD in history from the University of Saskatchewan, where she is also an Assistant Professor. Her research centers on twentieth Métis communities in Western Canada, using oral histories, family histories, and mapping to better understand how Métis families and communities are connected to the spaces that are important to them.