The Aunties – Women of the Salish Sea
Single tickets go on sale at noon on August 2nd.
The Aunties-Women of the Salish Sea-features stories by Coast Salish Aunties(an honorific that signifies a woman or two-spirit elder who holds-a role of regard and respect in their community) told live from stage to be immortalized in an online series of shorts. This original Indigenous Performance Production features women and non-binary Aunties who have spent their lives dedicated to serving their communities through the creation of hope, opportunity and connection. The ‘Aunties amplifies their life’s work through a once in a lifetime event featuring traditional storytelling, theater and multimedia arts.
We pay tribute to Aunties and the important role they play in Indigenous communities-of which they have long been recognized as vital caretakers of its connection, tradition and cohesion. Through shared storytelling, Aunties provide a space for everyone to gather to collectively reflect on their pasts and shared identity, as they look for ways towards a better future. The Aunties are the Keepers of their Community. We celebrate them now, at an especially important time due to the loss of so many elders from Covid-19. As Native and Indigenous communities bear the burden of those lost including their leadership, guidance and connections, The Aunties honors their contributions and preserves their stories for future generations to come.