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“Women of the Fur Trade” by Frances Koncan
October 27 @ 12:00 am - November 7 @ 12:00 am EDT
Women of the Fur Trade by Frances Koncan
Set in eighteen hundred and something-something in a small room in a fort on the banks of the Reddish River on Treaty 1 land, near-ish what is commonly known today as Winnipeg, Manitoba, this story follows three women. Cecilia is a British settler, Marie-Angelique is a Métis woman “given up” by her mother, and Eugenia is an Ojibwe woman who sells furs to the inhabitants of the fort. They swear to each other “no man, no land, and no government shall ever come between us”. A bold promise in a time when poet and folk hero Louis Riel is returning to ready a provisional government, and the ever handsome Thomas Scott is surveying the Reddish River in preparation for its annexation into the Canadian State…
Written by mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene playwright Frances Koncan from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 territory, Women of the Fur Trade is an invitation to review what historical narratives we know of the land we walk on. It is an opportunity to recognize Indigenous and Métis heroes and leaders, and all the women and two-spirited folks who were behind the public facing image.
Oct. 27-30, Nov. 3-6.
Special Breakfast Shows at 10:30am
Oct. 30 & 31, Nov. 6 & 7.
Special Lunchtime Shows at 12pm
Oct. 28 & Nov. 4.
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