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“Kill the Indian in the Child” Theme of Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour - ICTMN.com

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“Kill the Indian in the Child” Theme of Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour - ICTMN.com: The production was developed with the support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and is presented in memory of the late Cree Elder and Activist Mary Richard (Ah Kha Ko cheesh). Richard conceived the piece in 2004 with long-time RWB Artistic Director Andr� Lewis who wished to create an authentic, indigenous ballet as a successor to the ground-breaking 1971 Indigenous-themed play-turned-RWB ballet The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established in 2008 to tell Canadians about the history of Indian Residential Schools and the impacts it has had on Indigenous children who were sent to the schools by the Canadian government and to guide a process of reconciliation between and within Indigenous families, communities, churches, governments and Canadians.


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