A bold First Nations tale
February 18 | 5pm | The Arts Centre
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Watch this classic myth come to life through mask and music while learning the traditions and stories of BC’s First Nations.
Six storytellers from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets spin the tale of Th’owxiya: the Hungry Feast Dish. The mouth of Th’owxiya holds the most wonderful foods from around the world. However, if you steal from her, you will pay a terrible price for Th’owxiya eats children! When a brave young Mouse takes a piece of cheese from Th’owxiya, he is caught. To appease the ogress, he must find two young spirits to sacrifice to her before the moon rises or she will eat his whole family! With the help of two Bears, a Raven and a Sasquatch, the Mouse sets forth on a journey for knowledge and forgiveness. TH’OWXIYA: THE HUNGRY FEAST DISH has shades of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale and the First Nations story of The Wild Woman of the Woods, told through mask and music.
Did you know similar stories are told in Aboriginal communities all over Canada?
Thank you to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for shooting this video with us and telling us the Squamish and Lil’wat versions of this popular First Nations tale.