|Subject:||Drama & Music||Publisher:||Playwrights Canada Press|
|Published:||June 4th 2018||Pages:||392|
Indian Act is a tribute and thank you to those who survived the Indian Residential School system so that future generations could be free to pursue their lives unhindered by educationally enforced lowered expectations and institutionalized abuse. Seven plays by contemporary First Nations playwrights cover the broad scope of residential school experiences, all kinds of characters, and no stereotypes, giving voice to those who could not be heard. Includes the plays: Bunk #7 by Larry Guno God and the Indian by Drew Hayden Taylor They Know Not What They Do by Tara Began A Very Polite Genocide or The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Melanie J. Murray Kihew by Curtis Peeteetuce Dear Mr. Buchwald by Yvette Nolan
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is an emcee, playwright, and arts administrator. Notable works for the stage include They Say He Fell, A Man A Fish, Cake, The House You Build, Salome’s Clothes, and Gas Girls. DM’s work has been recognized with a SATAward nomination, the Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, the Enbridge playRites Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and two nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award.