Fort Chipewyan is a fly-in community on Lake Athabasca with winter road access to Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, NWT 3 months of the year. There are 1200 FNMI residents in the community, to which that number is added Municipality, Parks, and teaching staff at Athabasca Delta Community School. ADCS is a K-12 school that has 220 students in attendance.
Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on Our Land and Its History Through Storytelling.
We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!
Full Project Summary
Athabasca Delta school will develop a project centered on “Our land and the history that it holds through storytelling”.
We envision the youth at Athabasca Delta Community School developing an artistic set that embraces a wilderness scene. Using traditional and modern methods of storytelling, students and elders would present stories new and old through movement. These stories will come from living and inhabiting the land around Fort Chipewyan.
Each class will create a piece that explores ideas like our relationship with local animals, how the land has changed in the past 150 years, and how we interact differently with our land now than in the past. We will involve local Elders, drumming circles and dancers when we are gathering our stories to tell.
Project OutcomeBy creating a performance centred around stories about our land and its history, students will connect with Elders in the community, learn about historical stories from the Fort Chipewyan First Nations peoples and create new stories of their own inspired by their life journey thus far. Providing this opportunity to students will allow them to expand on their literacy skills, foster creativity and be inspired by various individuals that excel in the arts.
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