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.

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KIITISTSINNONIKS

(Our Mothers)

World Premiere

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?

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What Theatre Goers Tweeted After Watching the Premier of Kiitistinnoniks

Handsome Alice Theatre@Handsome_Alice

Last night, @MakingTreaty7 opened their show, “Kiitistsinnoniks” (Our Mothers). Go and see this beautiful and important show. Oct. 25th & 26th at 7:30PM at the Martha Cohen Theatre. #yycarts
Friends you have one more night to see this unbelievable show. We were lucky enough to be in their presence tonight. @MakingTreaty7 #ourmothers #makingtreaty7 #treaty7 #yyc
this was outstanding – well done Sable and the rest of the team…. loved her take on #Metis women and our history
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Both fantastic shows!!!
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Very appreciative to have had the opportunity to see both shows, especially as an entry point for greater understanding. Thank you @MakingTreaty7 for the work you do.

MAKING TREATY 7 – KAAHSINNONIKS

(Our Ancestors)

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.”

CTV News video on Kaahsinnoniks

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If you are at this market...do not forget to take a selfie and let us know that you #appreciatedontappropriate

This is a fantastic list of Indigenous women podcasters, some of which, are proud members of @indianandcowboy. I hope we see more Indigenous voices behind microphones in 2019. https://t.co/dXQ00exVor

Stacey Debungee, of Rainy River First Nation, was found dead on the banks of the McIntrye River. Within three hours of finding Debungee, TBPS issued a statement saying the death "did not appear suspicious." This statement was released before Debungee's family was even contacted.

Thanks to @MakingTreaty7 for bringing "Kaahsinnoniks" to @NativeEarth . As beautiful and as devastating a piece of theatre as I have ever seen. Necessary is too weak a word for this incredible play. Miigwetch chi-miigwetch to the entire team.

Mark your calendars! The world premiere of Okotoks is coming to the Jubilee Auditorium in 2019. Stay tuned for more info.

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