It’s been more than 30 years since the body of Mi’qmak activist Annie Mae Pictou Aquash was found on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It’s still not known if she was killed by the FBI or American Indian Movement. But this play looks beyond her suspicious death – it celebrates the life of a woman in a man’s movement, a Canadian in America and an Aboriginal in a white society.
A brave work of naming the horror of racial and gender injustice. Karen Toole-Mitchell Winnepeg Free Press
Annie Mae’s Movement, presented by Indigenous Canadian company Native Earth, is part of the City of Perth Honouring Theatre Festival, hosted by Yirra Yaakin. Honouring Theatre is a tri-nation agreement between Canada, New Zealand and Australia to foster and support a tour of authentic Indigenous theatre. Honouring theatre has a vision to create global pathways for Indigenous theatre, establishing an international Indigenous circuit between companies and the wider international Indigenous performing arts community. Yirra Yaakin will be holding a series of workshops associated with the City of Perth Honouring Theatre Festival.