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UTEI : Récit d’un survivant
From the late 1800s until 1996, when the last Indian residential school closed, more than 150,000 Aboriginal children were taken from their families to be educated by religious groups. After decades, if not centuries of oppression, Indigenous artists are now on the front line for the survival of their cultural heritage. Omer St-Onge is one of them. Membre de la communauté innue de Maliotenam, il est auteur, trappeur, chasseur, pêcheur en haute mer et… survivant des pensionnats.
Utei: Story of a Survivor is an engaged theatrical experience, rooted in an orality specific to First Nations culture. Omer St-Onge recounts the teachings, culture and traditions of his ancestors; he humbly opens his heart to us, his life and the resulting vision of the world.
After the performance, you will be invited to share tea with the performers.
Text and performance Omer St-Onge
Directed by Xavier Huard
Lighting design and stage management Delphine Rochefort
Sound design Étienne Thibeault
March 3-4-5 at 7 p.m. + Sunday March 6 at 3 p.m.- Monument National, Montreal.