Since 2013, over 3000 community members shared stories and made art about our local rivers and waterways for the Rivers Speak Community Play.
We visited local towns and reserves - gathering in high schools, community centres, living rooms and around the fire - to meet people, hear their stories, and make art together.
These stories and this art formed the basis for the Rivers Speak Community Play.
The play was performed at the Mississaugi First Nation Pow Wow Grounds in September 2017.
It featured over 50 community performers and a team of 30 professional theatre artists, musicians and designers.
Together, we animated the stories we'd heard and the art we'd created using song, dance, and storytelling to bring over 600 audience members on a magical river journey.
The play may be over but the journey continues this summer, with the Gigidoowag Ziibiik | The Rivers Speak Evolving Gallery.