The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 141 years later. The Society invites people of all ages and backgrounds to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for everyone – together.
October 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 PM at the Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons
From a gathering of Elders, these never-before heard stories of hope, resilience and ancestry are the guiding force of Kiiktistinnoniks. Written, directed and designed by an all-female crew, our newest production is in solidarity of our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Women have always been the backbone of our culture and we ask ourselves, what happens to a culture when the women disappear?
Tickets available here
MAKING TREATY 7 – KAAHSINNONIKS
October 3 and 4, 2018 7:30PM at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Our 2018 Making Treaty 7 production is grounded in the Blackfoot word Kaahsinnoniks which roughly translates to ancestor – yet means so much more. Building on the Making Treaty 7 productions which saw sold-out crowds since 2014 and a national tour last year, in 2018 we take a fresh look at the history and legacy of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877. Making Treaty 7 is a unique intertwined work of dance, theatre, music and poetry built on guidance and stories from Treaty 7 Elders, and through them our Kaahsinnoniks. The performance invites an exploration of the true spirit and intent of what the treaty meant to Indigenous peoples, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 141 years later.
What Theatre Goers Tweeted After Watching the Premier of Kaahsinnoniks
“Absolutely moved by @MakingTreaty7 last night. The combination is stories, songs, and history all tied together into a narrative was incredible. Well done to everyone involved!”
“Thank you @MakingTreaty7 for a wonderful, beautiful, heart examining and informative evening. I took my mom- the only thing she said on the way home was ” I think I have some learning to do” She grew up down the street from TsuuT’ina. Thank you.”
“I am fortunate to see tonnes of theatre. Tonight witnessing a performance of Kaahsinnoniks (our ancestors) by @MakingTreaty7 was more than theatre. It was a history lesson, a teaching moment, a truth spoken loud.”
“Everyone should see this. It will change you. @MakingTreaty7 . . . #neverforget #makingoftreaty7 #nowordstodescribe #myhearthurts #thankyouforsharing “
“I have been feeling very raw since I saw @making_treaty_7 KAAHSINNONIKS last week. The production heightened my awareness of privilege and sparked some uncomfortable feelings about things I see that didn’t see before. It seemed like a good time to pick up Hate U Give while I process these connections.”