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SPEAKING OUT - Utsän Män – Old Woman Lake

  • National Arts Centre, Alan and Roula Rossy Pavilion 1 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON, K1P Canada (map)

Utsän Män (Reed Lake) is a traditional  story told by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, member of the Nacho N’yak Dän  First Nation.

The title of of this  story, is in reference to a place in north eastern Yukon, homeland of the Nacho N’yak Dän. This lake is of historical  importance to the people of this region, as it is where tall reeds grew and were cut and fashioned into torches, for night fishing. It’s story is about a powerful medicine woman who lived at this lake and what occurred when her son was swallowed up by giant jack fish.

Utsän Män is a place of power which holds a story, portraying the incredible resilience, strength and spiritual prowess of Indigenous women, when met with tragedy.

Tickets $22 Regular / $18 Seniors.
Buy your tickets at the NAC Box Office, online, or by phone, 1 (888) 991-2787

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Later Event: September 6
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