STOLEN SISTERS is a one woman show that centers around the lives and legacies
of three Beothuk women and girls whose names have survived in historical
record - and whose stories have been mistold, misrepresented, and
mythologized by colonial interference.
By shifting the lens of history to reflect Indigenous perspective and
experience these women set the record straight, telling their own stories
with both humor and unflinching honesty. Based on the oral and written
histories of colonization locally and world-wide, these women shine a light
on the global experiences of Indigenous women and girls, and Newfoundland’s
part in that legacy.
The play is written and directed by Leahdawn Helena and stars Deantha Edmunds
as all three women.
It is playing in St. John’s, Newfoundland from August 15--27, 2023
but then I think it may go on tour.
For more information and to purchase tickets (note that it is free
for self-identifying indigenous) see the website
Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"This could be the final breath; This is life and death;
This is hard rock and water; Out here between wind and flame;
Between tears and elation; Lies a secret nation" (Ron Hynes)