Theatre and tales for Indigenous youth
Trickster is a cultural program involving the stage production of a traditional Indigenous tale.
The participating youth (8-16 years old) prepare the production over 2-3 weeks. The particularity? The tales, legends and traditional knowledge are transmitted orally by the Elders. At the end of the program, the youth are invited to present it to members of the community.
The production and staging of the tale allow the students to enjoy a positive experience:
- Strengthening self-confidence
- Sparking creativity through interdisciplinary activities (theatre, circus, staging, musical creation, etc.)
- Developing a sense of belonging to the community
- Strengthening intergenerational relationships between youth and the Elders
– Jayme, intern @ La Tuque
COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITIES
We work in close collaboration with stakeholders from the community, as well as with several organizations (the school, the health centre, the band council or the youth program); the needs and realities of the communities and the youth are at the heart of each project.
Activities are in French or English, and if possible in the native language of the community.
+2150 participating youth
59,206 km covered throughout Quebec and Canada
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DID YOU KNOW?
In Indigenous myths and cultures, there is a mysterious multiform character: the Trickster, the-one-who-plays-tricks. It can be either a despised stranger or a cultural hero. Beyond its thirst for games, it brings the necessary balance to the life of communities: with it, sadness is more joyful and optimism is tempered.
Partenaires du projet • Project's partners
Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
Canadian Heritage - Youth Take Charge
Trickster was inspired by the Njabulo HIV/AIDS Residency Program, a program designed by Clowns Without Borders South Africa.