The Blanket Ceremony which honoured 4 pioneering ‘Elders’ of theatre life on 'Turtle Island’,theatre artists, performing artists, and playwrits : • Muriel Miguel, (Kuna/Rappahannock) is a founding member and Artistic Director of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Native American women's theater company in North America. • Tomson Highway, an Indigenous Canadian playwright, novelist, and children's author. He is best known for his plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award. • Margo Kane a Cree-Saulteaux performing artist and writer known for her solo-voice or monodrama works Moonlodge and Confessions of an Indian Cowboy, as well as her work with Full Circle First Nations Performance, and • Marie Clements is a Canadian Métis playwright, performer, director, producer and screenwriter. Marie was founding artistic director of urban ink productions, and is currently co-artistic director of red diva projects, and director of her new film company Working Pajama Lab Entertainment. The Ceremony took place September 14, 2019, during the solemn celebrations for the opening of the 🔹 «NAC Indigenous Theatre in Ottawa / Théâtre autochtone du CNA».
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