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Welcome
 

to 
Indian Country

 

IPP Original Production

Mali Obomsawin-photo by Ryan Hunt

MEET THE ARTISTS

IPP Original Production

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THE AUNTIES
 

Women of
The Salish Sea

 

IPP Original Production

 

The Aunties-Women of the Salish Sea-features stories by Coast Salish Aunties(an honorific that signifies a woman or two-spirit elder who holds-a role of regard and respect in their community) told live from stage to be immortalized in an online series of shorts.  This original Indigenous Performance Production features women and non-binary Aunties who have spent their lives dedicated to serving their communities through the creation of hope, opportunity and connection.  The ‘Aunties amplifies their life’s work through a once in a lifetime event featuring traditional storytelling, theater and multimedia arts. 

 

We pay tribute to Aunties and the important role they play in Indigenous communities-of which they have long been recognized as vital caretakers of its connection, tradition and cohesion.  Through shared storytelling,  Aunties provide a space for everyone to gather to collectively reflect on their pasts and shared identity, as they look for ways towards a better future.  The Aunties are the Keepers of their Community.  We celebrate them now, at an especially important time due to the loss of so many elders from Covid-19.  As Native and Indigenous communities bear the burden of those lost including their leadership, guidance and connections, The Aunties honors their contributions and preserves their stories for future generations to come. 

HONORING INDIGENOUS MATRIARCHS

MEET THE ARTISTS

This production is supported in part from grants from

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