Anishinaabe play to be livestreamed on Indigenous Peoples Day

An Anishinaabe-written, one-person play will be livestreamed to 14 schools across Alberta on Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21.

The tale of young Rocko and his grandfather, Nakoda, is the brainchild of First Nations playwright and actor Josh Languedoc.

Languedoc has been touring the play across Canada for two years.

“It’s my solo show. I play about 12 different characters and the story is about a very anxious boy’s journey back into finding internal strength.”

The story is expected to reach an estimated 3,000 students.

It will be livestreamed on The Thousand Faces Festival Facebook page at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. MT.

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.