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Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together): Vuntut Gwitchin Stories

March 28-30, 2019

Gwaandak Theatre & Vuntut Gwitchin Government present

Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak
Forward Together
Vuntut Gwitchin Stories

In partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin Government, we invite you to live readings of stories from Old Crow in Gwich’in and English.

Two old women and a pesky bushman…

A renowned dog musher’s first snowmachine…

And more!

Celebrating this UN Year of Indigenous Languages with live readings of Vuntut Gwitchin stories from Old Crow in Gwich’in and English.

With special guests Paul Kennedy of CBC IDEAS, Dennis Allen and others!

Public Readings, Whitehorse
The Old Fire Hall, March 28, 29 and 30, 2019 at 7pm

Tickets at the door: $10 (elders, youth 19 & under, self-identified low-income), $20 (general admission). CASH ONLY.

This presentation is one component of an innovative multi-year project that honours millennia-old storytelling traditions and Indigenous language revitalization. Radio play production took place in February in the village of Old Crow, the Yukon’s most northerly community, with an outstanding team including elders, language specialists, award-winning director Reneltta Arluk, and audio producer, sound designer & composer Jordy Walker. The writing team includes: Leonard Linklater, Brandon Kyikavichik, Yvette Nolan, Dennis Allen and Patti Flather with Gwich’in elders and community members. The completed radio plays, along with booklets, will be launched later this spring.

Whitehorse Hosts & Performers
Dennis Allen
Wade Kaye
Randel Kendi
Paul Kennedy (CBC IDEAS)
Clara Linklater
Leonard Linklater
Jane Montgomery
Linda Netro
Nic Netro-Hendrie
Marion Schafer

Creative, Production and Technical Team – Whitehorse Readings
Patti Flather – Director
Dennis Allen – Musical Director
Alex Robinson – Technical Director
RJ Smith – Stage Manager
Adam Pope – Assistant Technical Director
Andrea Bols – Assistant Stage Manager/Production Assistant
Jess McNabb – Old Fire Hall Venue Manager

Creative Team – Radio Play Production
Jordy Walker – Audio Producer, Sound Designer, Composer
Reneltta Arluk & Patti Flather – Directors
Léa Roy Bernatchez – Production Stage Manager (Old Crow)
Tanner Coyne & Stanley Grafton Njootli – Sound Assistants (Old Crow)
Ciara Frost – Youth Production Assistant (Old Crow)

Writing Team
Dennis Allen, Patti Flather, Brandon Kyikavichik, Leonard Linklater, Yvette Nolan

Elder Storytellers
The late Sarah Abel and Richard Martin
Robert Bruce, Stephen Frost, Joel Peter, & others!

Translators / Language Specialists
Ruth Carroll, Randel Kendi, Brandon Kyikavichik, Jane Montgomery, Joel Peter, Marion Schafer, Alestine Andre

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation staff
Megan Williams – Heritage Manager
Sophia Flather – Language Coordinator

Marketing & Design
render – Kathleen Napier & Michelle Zieske

Gwaandak Theatre Staff
Patti Flather – Artistic Director
Jenna Winter – General Manager
Siku Allooloo – Artistic Producer


PARTNERS: Vuntut Gwitchin Government; CBC IDEAS

FUNDERS: Canada Council for the Arts; Yukon Arts Fund; Yukon Education; Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Jeanie Dendys Minister, with the support of Yukon Lottery Commission

SEASON SPONSORS: Air North; Yukon’s Airline; What’s Up Yukon; Yukon News

SPONSORS: Casey’s Bed and Breakfast; NVD


Hai’ – special thanks to: Vuntut Gwitchin leadership and citizens, Kathleen Flaherty, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Yukon Education – First Nations Programs & Partnerships unit, Jess McNabb, Paul Kennedy and Greg Kelly, Teresa Ward (Grandma Treesaw), Panago Pizza, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Hazel and John Bunbury, Carrie Boles

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