Napi and the Rock
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND MAKING TREATY 7 CULTURAL SOCIETY BRING TRADITIONAL BLACKFOOT STORY TO THE STAGE
A traditional Blackfoot story is coming to life with music both onstage and in classrooms. Napi and the Rock, a collaboration involving the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, not only teaches children about local Indigenous culture, but also introduces them to the instruments of the Orchestra. The concert will be performed for elementary age students in the Jack Singer Concert Hall and live-streamed to classrooms across the province in April.
April 29th & 30th, 2020
It is our great pleasure to announce our 2019/2020 season
509 – October 10 – 18, 2019
Tlakentli (Ondinnok Productions) – January 23 – 26, 2020
Old Man: The Napi Project – February 15 – March 7, 2020
Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 141 years later. The Society invites people of all ages and backgrounds to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for everyone – together.
Narcisse Blood and Michael Green
The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society would like to acknowledge the late ELK SHADOW / PONA KO’TAKSI, also known as Michael Green, and MIDDLE BULL / TATSIKIISTAMIK, also known as Narcisse Blood. Elk Shadow was the founder and visionary behind the Making Treaty 7 project. We celebrate his commitment to a shared belief that “WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE”. We are committed to ensuring that his spirit will live on. Elk Shadow, One of Long Vision, had no boundaries and could not see color. He was an inspiration to everyone he touched. “This is the most rewarding and electrified piece of art that I have ever created in over 30 years,” he told us, “and to have, through this process, through the Sundance, been blessed with a spiritual awakening is a gift I could never have expected.” Middle Bull was the Cultural and Spiritual Advisor to Making Treaty 7. He was the Grandfather to the cast and crew; he was the walking encyclopedia of our language, our culture and our history.
Together, Middle Bull and Elk Shadow brought First Nations and non-First Nations together. They were the heart and soul of Making Treaty 7.
Kitaitamatsin or Until We Meet Again…