CRITICS SAY QUEBEC DIRECTOR SHOULD HAVE CAST INDIGENOUS ACTORS IN SHOW ABOUT CANADA'S HISTORY

Jul 15, 2018

By Bob Sheppard

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Robert Lepage is being criticized for not including Indigenous performers in his upcoming show “Kanata” which looks at our country’s history through the relationship beetween Aboriginal and white people.

In an open letter in the newspaper “Le Devoir” about 30 Indigenous artists, allies and activists denounce the Quebec director for using no Indigenous artists when “Kanata” performs in Paris in December.

The letter states that although Indgenous people were consulted during the show’s creation, there will be no North American actors in it when it debuts.

Those who signed the letter say their only goal is to have the talents of Indigenous performers recognized, not to censor the production.

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