400 Kilometres

Author: Drew Hayden Taylor

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 127

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The third play in Taylor's hilarious and heart-wrenching identity-politics trilogy. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.

Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada

Author: William H. New

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802007612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1347

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?This is a very impressive work of scholarship that will be invaluable to scholars, students and readers. I can?t imagine anyone seriously interested in this country?s literatures who will not want to own a copy.? - Sam Solecki, University of Toronto

God and the Indian

Author: Drew Hayden Taylor

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: 9780889228443

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge the terrible abuse he inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican bishop George King to his office to confront him. Inside King’s office, Johnny’s memories are fluid, shifting, and her voice cracks with raw emotion. Is the bishop actually guilty of what she claims, or has her ability to recollect been altered by poverty, abuse, and starvation experienced on the streets? Can her memories be trusted? Who is responsible for what? At its core, God and the Indian, by celebrated Aboriginal playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, explores the complex process of healing through dialogue. Loosely based on Death and the Maiden by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman, the play identifies the ambiguities that frame past traumatic events. Against the backdrop of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has facilitated the recent outpouring of stories from residential school survivors across the country, the play explores what is possible when the abused meets the abuser and is given a free forum for expression. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.

Aboriginal Canada Revisited

Author: Kerstin Knopf

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776618229

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Exploring a variety of topics—including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film—Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made in the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society. From the Introduction: “[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground.” Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada, including Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba; Mansell Griffin, Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia; Robert Harding, University College of the Fraser Valley; Tricia Logan, University of Manitoba; Steffi Retzlaff, McMaster University; Siobhán Smith, University of British Columbia; Barbara Walberg, Confederation College.

Other Words

American Indian Literature, Law, and Culture

Author: Jace Weaver

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133522

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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Eloh’, a Cherokee word, is usually translated by anthropologists as "religion," but it also simultaneously encompasses history, culture, knowledge, law, and land. In this provocative work, Jace Weaver interlaces these seemingly disparate meanings to form a coherent approach to Native American Studies. In nineteen interrelated chapters, Weaver presents a range of experiences shared by native peoples in the Americas, from the distant past to the uncertain future. He examines Indian creative output, from oral tradition to the postmodern wordplay of Gerald Vizenor, and brings to light previously overlooked texts. Weaver also tackles up-to-the-minute issues, including environmental crises, Native American spirituality, repatriation of Indian remains and cultural artifacts, and international human rights.

Me Sexy

Author: Drew Hayden Taylor

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1926685733

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Is Cree really the sexiest of all languages? Do Native people have less or more public hair? Does Inuit sex have a dark side? These are some of the questions answered in this witty, thoughtful collection. Twelve important voices in the Native culture — including Joseph Boyden, author of Three Day Road, and Marissa Crazytrain, a descendant of Chief Sitting Bull — tackle a variety of previously taboo subjects with humor and insight. Noted comic writer and editor Drew Hayden Taylor wraps it up with an original contribution of his own.

Me Funny

Author: N.A

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781926685724

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Humor has always been an essential part of North American aboriginal culture. This fact remained unnoticed by most settlers, however, since non-aboriginals just didn’t get the joke. For most of written history, a stern, unyielding profile of “the Indian” dominated the popular mainstream imagination. Indians, it was believed, never laughed. But Indians themselves always knew better. As an award-winning playwright, columnist, and comedy-sketch creator, Drew Hayden Taylor has spent 15 years writing and researching aboriginal humor. For Me Funny, he asked a noted cast of writers from a variety of fields — including such celebrated wordsmiths as Thomas King, Allan J. Ryan, Mirjam Hirch, and Tomson Highway — to take a look at what makes aboriginal humor tick. Their hilarious, enlightening contributions playfully examine the use of humor in areas as diverse as stand-up comedy, fiction, visual art, drama, performance, poetry, traditional storytelling, and education.

Insight Guides: Canada

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1780057652

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Insight Guide Canada is a comprehensive, full-colour guide to getting the most out of one of the world's most beautiful countries. Engaging History and Culture chapters explain the tumultuous history of Canada, and the factors influencing Canadian culture and identity; from ancient Inuit settlements, through to the arrival of the British, to the influx of immigrants from all over the world. The burgeoning arts scene, local cuisine and the wild landscape, all contributors to the country's unique character, are fully explored. To help with planning your trip, the Places chapters encompass all of Canada's provinces, cover the vibrant cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in detail, and suggest where to visit and what to do in Canada's great outdoors, including taking the train across the majestic Rocky Mountains. Full-colour photographs throughout illustrate the beauty of the Canadian landscape and give a true flavour of life in the country today. Detailed maps plot all major sights, and the Travel Tips offer practical advice plus selective, independent reviews of the best and most authentic places to stay and eat.

Siting the other

re-visions of marginality in Australian and English-Canadian drama

Author: Marc Maufort,Franca Bellarsi

Publisher: College of Europe Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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The emergence of contemporary Australian and English-Canadian multicultural drama undoubtedly constitutes a fascinating development in the history of international literatures written in English. These postcolonial plays offer ideal vantage points from wh

Cottagers and Indians

Author: Drew Hayden Taylor

Publisher: Talonbooks

ISBN: 9781772012309

Category:

Page: 128

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An Indigenous man has taken it upon himself to repopulate the nearby lakes where he lives with wild rice, known amongst the Anishnawbe as Manoomin, much to the disapproval of the local non-Indigenous cottagers. Cottagers and Indians, Taylor's thirty-second play, is a powerful dramatization of contemporary North American confrontations taking place between environmentalist and consumerist views, Indigenous and non-Indigenous sensibilities.