Isitwendam (An Understanding)

Isitwendam (Ojibwe): Something like an understanding. Feeling the sacred dance of action and responsibility. One can only acknowledge their part. Does healing have an expiry date? Through selected writings, personal experiences, interviews with survivors, as well as alternating views from other Canadians, Isitwendam examines the collateral damage of the Residential School system through a one-person multidisciplinary theatrical exploration.  In a fusion of western and Indigenous storytelling that includes Ancient Indigenous Sign Language, drumming, dance, and song, this powerful, heart-wrenching yet humorous theatrical production explores various perspectives of atrocity and the steps we all need to take to find Isitwendam.

A 15-minute Talkback follows all performances.

Produced by Bound to Create Theatre in Association with Native Earth Performing Arts (Ontario)

“…one of the finest integrations of theatrical values I have witnessed… a moving piece of theatre that packs an emotional wallop” – Paula Citron


  • Date & Time: February 26, 27, 28, 2020 @ 1 & 7:30 pm; February 29, 2020 @ 2pm
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, Performance Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
  • Tickets:

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  • Suggested donation: $6 per student/$15 per adult

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