Indigenous Body Of Work

A living list.

Created in collaboration with Debajehmujig Storytellers and the National Arts Centre English Theatre during The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre.

Rather than the exclusionary notion of an Indigenous ‘canon’ we choose to celebrate our diverse performance community with this Body Of Work.

This compilation is incomplete.

Please add to our living list by commenting below or emailing us: info[at]@ipaa.ca

Adams, Evan & Clements Marie – Dirty Dog River
Adams, Evan – Snapshot
Annis, Heather-Marie – The Longest Way Around
Arcan, Warren Ralph – The Dark Virgin
Arluk, Reneltta – TUMIT

Baker, Marie – Albeit Aboriginal
Barker, Keith – From Nothing
Barker, Keith – The Hours That Remain
Barker, Keith – This Is How We Got Here
Barnes, Herbie – Bent Boy
Beagan, Tara – Anatomy of an Indian
Beagan, Tara – A Soldier’s Tale
Beagan, Tara – Bad As I Am
Beagan, Tara – Bluebeard’s Wi7e
Beagan, Tara – Dear Louis Riel
Beagan, Tara – Dreary and Izzy
Beagan, Tara – Foundlings
Beagan, Tara – Here, Boy!
Beagan, Tara – Jesus Chrysler
Beagan, Tara – Miss Julie: Sheh’mah
Beagan, Tara – Thy Neighbour’s Wife
Beagan, Tara – Trans Canada
Beagan, Tara – free as injuns
Beagan, Tara – In Spirit
Beagan, Tara – It’s Always You
Beagan, Tara – The Fort at York (lead writer, collective creation)
Beagan, Tara – The Ministry of Grace
Beagan, Tara – The Red Room: My Pleasure
Beagan, Tara – The Woods
Beagan, Tara – They Know Not What They Do
Beagan, Tara – RECONCILIATION (with Andy Moro)
Belanger, Mariel – A Little While
Bell, Kim John – In the Land of Spirits
Bobb, Columpa  – Creation – My Mother’s Story
Bobb, Columpa  – Dinky
Borst, Murielle – More than Feathers and Beads
Braverock, Carl – Indian Daze
Buck, Sadie & Alejandro Ronceria – Bones
Burning, Jack – Dog Soldier

Campbell, Maria – The Alley
Campbell, Maria & Daniels, Henry – One More Time
Campbell, Maria & Griffiths, Linda – Jessica
Cardinal, Ben – Bones
Cardinal, Ben – Generic Warrior & No-Name Indians
Cardinal, Cliff – Maria Gets a New Life
Cardinal, Cliff – Stitch
Cardinal, Cliff – Huff
Charlette , Kennetch – The Sweat
Charlette , Kennetch & Cheechoo, Shirley & King, Alanis – Nanabush of the 80’s
Cheechoo, Shirley – Moose River Crossing
Cheechoo, Shirley – Path With No Moccasins
Cheechoo, Shirley – The River Of Life
Cheechoo, Shirley – Shadow People
Cheechoo, Shirley & Greta – Your Dream Was Mine
Cheechoo, Shirley & King, Alanis – Nothing Personal
Cheechoo, Shirley & King, Alanis – Respect the Voice of the Child
Chiang, George & Jonathan Fisher – Dances With Gold Dust
Chinook Winds – Aboriginal Dance Project
Chocolate Woman Collective – Chocolate Woman Dreams The Milky Way
Clements, Marie – Burning Vision
Clements, Marie – Copper Thunderbird
Clements, Marie – The Edward Curtis Project
Clements, Marie – The Road Forward
Clements, Marie – Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
Clements, Marie – Unnatural and Accidental Women
Clements, Marie – Urban Tattoo
Cloutier, Sylvia & Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory – Tulugak
Collin, Marco – Tu é Moi
Command, Janice – Manabouzhou and the Wolves
Connolly, Jacinthe; Véronique Hébert et Dave Jenniss – Écorce de nos silences

Dalton, Jack – Assimilation
Dancers of Damelahamid – Dancing our Stories
Dancers of Damelahamid – Spirit and Tradition
Dandurand, A. Joseph – Shake
Dandurand, A. Joseph – No Totem For My Story
Dandurand, A. Joseph – Please Do Not Touch The Indians
Dandurand, A. Joseph – Chili and His Day of Glory
Dandurand, A. Joseph – Sell Fish
Dandurand, A. Joseph – Th’owxiya the Hungry Feast Dish
Daniels, Greg – Four Horses
Daniels, Greg – Percy’s Edge
Davies, Olivia C. – Conversation
Davies, Olivia C. – Open Fire
Davies, Olivia C. – The Falling Stars
Dauenhauer, Norma Marks – The Raven Plays
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – An Honour Story
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Dear Daphne
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Elders Gone A.W.O.L
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Ever That Nanabush (based on the stories of Daphne Odjig)
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – From Sinew to Sequins
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Jiis Giizhigat (Turnip Day)
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – New World Brave
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Norval-A Born Artist
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Our Relations
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – SKY, An Aboriginal Dance Drama
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – The Best Medicine Show
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – The Gift
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – The Global Savages
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – The Gulch
Debajehmujig Theatre Group  – The Indian Affairs
Debajehmujig Theatre Group  – The Jerry Jessie Jones Show
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – The Peace Tree
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – The Seven Grandfather Teachings
Debajehmujig Theatre Group – Thunderers and Water Monsters
Debajehmujig Theatre Group with Bruce Naokwegijig – The Four Axes
Debajehmujig Theatre Group with Bruce Naokwegijig – The Meeting
Debassige, Diane – Judgments Too Severe
Debassige, Diane – First Love
Dieter, Connie – Yvonne’s Playground
Dieter, Mark – Love Songs From a War Drum
Dieter, Mark – RRAP
Dieter, Mark – The Pursuit of Indian Hollywood
Dieter, Mark – Where Spirits Walk
Dietz, Steven – The Remembering
Dennis, Darrell – Tales of an Urban Indian
Dennis, Darrell – The Trickster of Third Avenue East
Denomme-Welch, Spy – Exit Eagle Eye
Denomme-Welch, Spy & Catherine Magowan – Giiwedin
Dudoward, Val – Teach Me the Ways of the Sacred Circle
Dumont, Dawn – Crystal Clear
Dumont, Dawn – Fancy Dancer
Dumont, Dawn – Four Directions
Dumont, Dawn – Hamlet
Dumont, Dawn – Nicimos
Dumont, Dawn – Spirited Angels
Dumont, Dawn – Spirit Song
Dumont, Dawn – Stalker
Dunn, Carolyn – Ghost Dance (Double Sided)
Durand, Yves – Un Monde qui s’achève-Lola
Durand, Yves Sioui & Catherine Joncas – Ukuamaq

Elliot, Cathy – Aluasa’sit
Elliot, Cathy The Talking Stick (Charlottetown Festival)
Elter, Sheldon – Metis Mutt
Eshkibok, Gloria May – Cyclops Beauty

Favel, Floyd – Attawapiskat
Favel, Floyd – Governor of the Dew
Favel, Floyd – The Learning
Favel, Floyd – Lady of Silences
Fisher, Leonard – School of Hardknocks
Fleming, Neil – Red n White
Fobister, Wawaate – Agokwe
Fobister, Wawaate – Medicine Boy
Francis, Marvin – The Bush Painter
Frazier A. & Kelleher M. – Iron Mountain
Friday, Christine – Passage
Friday, Christine – Resurgence 1

Garcia, Maura – Ahwisgvsvo’i
Garcia, Maura – People
Gin, Steven – A Trick of Truth / Les Fourberies de la Verité
Gould, Glen – Eagleheart
Greyeyes, Michael & Floyd Favel – Buffalo Jump
Greyeyes, Micheal – Nohkom
Gummerson, Penny – Is There Bingo in Heaven
Gummerson, Penny – Wawatay
Guno, Larry – Bunk #7

Highway, Rene – New Song, New Dance
Highway , Tomson – Aria
Highway, Tomson – Annie and the Old One
Highway, Tomson – A Ridiculous Spectacle in One Act
Highway, Tomson – A Trickster Tale
Highway, Tomson – Caribou Song
Highway, Tomson – Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing
Highway, Tomson – Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout
Highway, Tomson – I Have Seen the Giant
Highway, Tomson – Pimooteewin
Highway, Tomson – Rose
Highway, Tomson – The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito
Highway, Tomson – The Large Tit
Highway, Tomson – The (Post)Mistress
Highway, Tomson – The Rez Sisters
Highway, Tomson – The Sage, The Dancer & The Fool

Innuinuuit Theatre Company/Nalujuk Players- Braindead
Isaac M. – I Know Where the North Is
Ivins, Terry – Time Stands Still

James, Andrea – Yanagai! Yanagai!
Jensen, Lorre – The Shaman of Waz
Jenniss, Dave – Wulustek
Jacko, Esther – The Thunderbird Children
Jacko, Esther – Lupi, The Great White Wolf
Joe J.B. – Edge of the Circle
Joe J.B. – Ravens
Johnson, Falen – Salt Baby
Johnson, Falen – Two Indians

Kahawi Dance Theatre – The Honouring
Kahawi Dance Theatre – TransMigration
Kam Lab Theatre/NEPA- Native Images in Transition
Kane, Margo – Confessions of an Indian Cowboy
Kane, Margo – Moonlodge
Kane, Margo – Reflections in the Medicine Wheel
Kane, Margo – The River Home
Kasokeo, Deanne – Truth Hurts
Keeptwo, Suzanne – All My Relations
Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore – Word Magic
Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore – Quest for Fire
King, Alanis – Bye Bye Beneshe
King, Alanis – Born Buffalo
King, Alanis – Lovechild
King, Alanis – The Art Show – The Daphne Odijig Story
King, Alanis – If Jesus Met Nanabush
King, Alanis – The Tommy Prince Story
King, Alanis – The Manitoulin Incident
King, Bruce – Wolfe in Camp
King, Bruce – Evening At the Warbonnet
King, Thomas – Coyote Solstice
Kramer, Lara – The Indian Problem
Kramer, Lara – NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”)

Lakevold D. & Racine D. – Stretching Hide
LaRiviere, Wayne – Pewase-nakwun
Laronde, Sandra – Underworlds
Laronde, Sandra – Tono
Lauzon, Jani, Merasty Billy, Mojica Monique, & Perez F. – A Savage Equilibrium
Lauzon, Jani – A Side of Dreams
Lauzon, Jani – I Call Myself Princess
Lauzon, Jani – On the Toad to Freedom
Lawrenchuk, Michael – Big Bear
Lemay, Harding – Return Upriver
Lewis, Larry – New Voices Woman
Linklater, Leonard – Justice
Linklater, Leonard & Patti Flather – 60 Below
Loring, Kevin – Where the Blood Mixes
Loyie, Larry – Ora Pro Nobis (Pray For Us)
Luna, James – In My Dreams Articles
Luna, James – In My Dreams

Mahoney, M – Overnight
Mahto, Jamison – Blues for Franklin Avenue
Manitowabi, Darrel – Lost Warrior
Many Fingers, Justin – 509
Many Fingers, Justin – Okatoks
Many Fingers, Justin & Solomon, Brian – What’s Left Of Us
Mason, Tina – Diva Ojibway
Matthews, Pamela – Juliet igwa Romeo The Chief’s Son
Matthews, Pamela – The Tempest (adaptation)
McIntyre, D. – Circle Games
Mcleod, John – Diary of a Crazy Boy
McMahon, Ryan – Cousins
Medicine, S. – Big Shot
Menard, Andrea – The Velvet Devil
Merasty, William – Fireweed
Merasty, William – Godly’s Divinia
Merasty, William – Going Through Deja Vu
Messier, Jean-Frédéric et Yves Sioui Durand – Hamlet le Malécite
Miguel, Gloria – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Miguel, Muriel – Trail of the Otter
Milliken, Barry – Storm Child
Misquadis, R. – A Living Legend
Mojica, Monique – Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way
Mojica, Monique. – Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots
Morris, Jim – Son of Ayash
Morrisseau, M. – Indians For Sale
Moses, David Daniel – Almighty Voice and His Wife
Moses, David Daniel – Big Buck City
Moses, David Daniel – Coyote City
Moses, David Daniel – The Moon and Dead Indians
Moses, David Daniel – Brebeuf’s Ghost
Moses, David Daniel – de Winter’s Tale
Moses, David Daniel – Kyotopolis
Moses, David Daniel – Songs of Love and Medicine
Moses, David Daniel – Songs of Medicine
Moses, David Daniel – The Dreaming Beauty
Moses, David Daniel & Jim Millan  – Red River
Mosioner, Beatrice – A Little Black Cat and a Little White Rat
Mosioner, Beatrice – Night of the Trickster
Miguel, Muriel – Red Mother
Murray, J. Melanie – A Very Polite Genocide

NEPA – Who am I?
NEPA – Double Take/A Second Look
NEPA – Clown Trickster’s Workshop
NEPA – Death of a Chief
NEPA – Give them a Carrot for as long as the Sun Is Green
NEPA – Native Images in Transition
Nepinak, Doug – BBQ
Nepinak, Doug – Coo-Coosh
Nepinak, Doug  – The Crisis in Oka, Manitoba
Nolan, Yvette – A Marginal Man
Nolan, Yvette – BLADE
Nolan, Yvette – Annie Mae’s Movement
Nolan, Yvette – Child
Nolan, Yvette – Savage
Nolan, Yvette – Skin Deep
Nolan, Yvette – The Unplugging
Nolan, Yvette – from thine eyes
Nowra, Louis – Crow

Olson, Michelle & Ravensbergen Lisa – The Place Between
Omnika, Amie Lynn – Broken Snowshoe Moon
Ondinnok – Iwouskea et Tawiskaron –
Ondinnok – Opitowap, Sakipitcikan et Mantokasowin
Ondinnok – Le Porter des peines du monde
Osawabine, Joe – How Will You Remember Me?
Osawabine, Joe, Elisha Sidlar and Paula Wing – The Gift

Payette, Corey – Children of God
Pechawis, Archer – Talking to My Horse, Whistling the Garry Owen
Peeteetuce, Curtis – In the Midst of Memory
Peeteetuce, Curtis – Mekiwin : The Gift
Peeteetuce, Curtis – Popcorn Elder
Peltier, Doris – A Red Shoe Tale
Peltier, K. – Stuck Between 2 Women
Pepin and Arnatsiaq – Uqquaq, The Shelter
Petit, Marcel – Reclaim
Pheasant, Karen – The Promise
Prudat, PJ – Reunir


Ramirez, Vickie – Smoke
Raven Spirit – Gathering Light
Raven Spirit – Evening in Paris
Red Sky Performance – Backbone
Red Sky Performance – Dancing Americas
Red Sky Performance – Mistatim
Red Sky Performance – Raven
Red Sky Performance – Raven Stole The Sun by Drew Hayden Taylor (based on a traditional Tlingit story as recounted by Sháa Tláa Maria Williams)
Red Sky Performance – The Great Mountain by Tracey Power
Red Sky Performance – Shimmer
Red Sky Performance – Underworlds
Reid, Stephen & Poushinsky M. – Clarence Almost Home
Riggs, Lynn Rollie – Green Grow the Lilacs
Riggs, Lynn Rollie – The Cherokee Night
Ronceria, Alejandro – The Jaguar Project
Rosie Simas Danse – Darkness
Rosie Simas Danse – Skins
Ross, Ian – FareWel
Ruffo, Armand – A Windigo Tale
Ruffo, Armand – Ghost Woman
Ruffo, Armand – Grey Owl The Mystery of Archie Belaney
Ruffo, Armand – The Visit

Scurvey, Sweeney – River Bank
Seabrook, M. – 20th Century Indian Boy
Sergel, Christopher – Black Elk Speaks
Seawell, Annamarie – Rezolutions
Simpson, Brock – Skyland
Sinclair, Bruce – Murdo’s Story
Sinclair, Bruce & Waweyekisik Theatre – Sad But True
Smith, Santee – Kaha:wi
Smith, Santee – Medicine Bear
Smyth Z. – The Tale of the Four Directions
Solomon, Brian & Many Fingers, Justin – What’s Left Of Us
Spiderwoman Theater – Sun, Moon and Feather
Stella, Rose – White Buffalo Calf Woman
St. Bernard, Donna Michelle – The House You Build

Tanguay, Nicole – Hand to Hand
Tangen, Rulan – Walking at the edge of Water
Tarbescu Edith – Molly’s Boots
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Dead White Writer on the Floor
Taylor, Hayden Drew – alterNATIVE
Taylor, Hayden Drew Education is Our Right
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Four Hundred Kilometers
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Girl Who Loved Her Horses
Taylor, Hayden Drew – GOD AND THE INDIAN
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Indian Time
Taylor, Hayden Drew – In a World Created by a Drunken God
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Pictures On the Wall
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Someday
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Three Tricksters
Taylor, Hayden Drew  Raven Stole The Sun (based on a traditional Tlingit story as recounted by Sháa Tláa Maria Williams (Red Sky Performance)
Taylor, Hayden Drew – The Baby Blues
Taylor, Hayden Drew – The Berlin Blues
Taylor, Hayden Drew – The Bootlegger Blues
Taylor, Hayden Drew – The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Toronto at Dreamer’s Rock
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Toronto@Dreamer’sRock.com
Taylor, Hayden Drew – Heat Lightning
Tisiga, Joseph – Late Night with Grey Owl
Tonto’s Nephews – Ever Sick!
Trujillo, Raoul – Forbidden GODeSses
Tunooniq Theatre – Changes
Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble – The Scrubbing Project
Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble – The Triple Truth
Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble – The Only Good Indian
Twigg, Troy Emery – Assimilating Richard
Twigg, Troy Emery – Iitahpoyii
Two-Rivers / Broessel, E. Donald – Old Indian Trick


Vermette, Sarah – Hunger Strike
Villeneuve Alain – Mind’s Own Will

Wallace, Yvonne – Smothered Sweetly
Welsh, Joe – Sacred Places.
Williams, Angeline – Biidaasigekwe, Sunlight Woman
Williams, Kenneth – A.W.O.L.
Williams, Kenneth – Suicide Notes
Williams, Kenneth – DESERTERS
Williams, Kenneth – Gordon Winter
Williams, Kenneth – Project 7
Williams, Kenneth – Three Little Birds
Williams, Kenneth – Thunderstick
Williams, Kenneth – Bannock Republic
Williams, Kenneth – Café Daughter
Williamson Bathory, Laakkuluk & Sylvia Cloutier – Tulugak
Wiseman J. – Full Circle
Worn Staff, Sadie – Shadow Warrior


Yellow Robe Jr., William S. – The Independence of Eddie Rose
Yellow Robe Jr., William S. – A Stray Dog
Young Ing Greg – Full Circle


7 Responses to “Indigenous Body Of Work”

  • Jill Carter says:

    Some for the list:

    Miguel, Gloria. “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”
    Riggs, Lynn Rollie. “Green Grow the Lilacs”
    Riggs, Lynn Rollie. “The Cherokee Night”
    Dauenhauer, Norma Marks “The Raven Plays”
    Borst, Murielle. “More than Feathers and Beads”
    Mojica, Monique. “Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way.”

  • cathy Elliott says:

    Wela’lin for listing Aluasa’sit in my play-list. I’d also like to add “The Talking Stick” the first ever (and, to date only) FNMI musical in the Charlottetown Festival’s 37 year history.

  • Hello just going through our own (Debajehmujigs) Production Archive and here are a few that we have on our list that I do not see on this list:

    -Respect the Voice of the Child by Shirley Cheechoo
    -Aria by Tomson Highway
    -Nanabush of the 80’s by Kennetch Charlette, Shirley Cheechoo and Alanis King
    -Pictures On the Wall by Drew Hayden Taylor
    -The Best Medicine Show – Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – Broken Snowshoe Moon by Amie Lynn Ominika *(Last Name Correction from Mnika to Omnika)
    -The Dreaming Beauty by Daniel David Moses
    – Ever That Nanabush based on the stories of Daphne Odjig adapted for stage by Debajehmujig Group Creation Process
    – A Trickster Tale by Tomson Highway
    – The Gulch by Debajehmujig Group Creation
    -Norval-A Born Artist by Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – Dear Daphne by Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – From Sinew to Sequins by Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – Three Tricksters by Drew Hayden Taylor
    – Our Relations by Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – Thunderers and Water Monsters by Debejehmujig Group Creation
    – An Honour Story – Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – The Global Savages by Debajehmujig Group Creation
    – Elders Gone A.W.O.L by Debajehmujig Group Creation

  • Hello,

    Could you please add:

    Kevin Loring, The Battle of the Birds
    Kevin Loring, The Boy Who Was Abandoned
    Kevin Loring, Words of our Chiefs

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