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Bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through theatre

Muliats, the word for 'Montreal' in Innu, is a play that tells the story of change, transition and cultural discovery

Living in the same city, living side by side every day, crossing paths in the supermarket or at school – none of this really helps people get to know each other.

Coexistence between peoples and different cultures depends on learning about each other, our origins and our histories. It depends on the time we invest in opening up to our neighbours’ customs and moving beyond prejudices.

A group of Quebec artists has chosen theatre as a means of cultural expression, demonstrating that through cultural diversity, there is a place for great discoveries and beautiful friendships.

Innu, Huron-Wendat, Attikamekw, Abenaki and non-Indigenous people are at the heart of an artistic project intended as a crossroad between two realities living together in the same space, in the same city.

Through the play Muliats, the characters learn to know each other, discover each other, communicate and undo the prejudices they have against each other.

Productions Menuentakuan build a bridge between Indigenous peoples and the cultures forming the richness of the Canadian identity.

Productions Menuentakuan presents:

Muliats, “Montréal” in Innu, is a play in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples meet.

Shaniss, an Innu from Mashteuiatsh in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, leaves his community to settle in Montréal. A series of events and encounters, including Simon, a young non-Indigenous Montrealer, mark his transition from the community to the big city. The characters face many dissonances and cultural discoveries.

For more information, visit www.leverbetheatre.com (in French only). 

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