The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents The New Adventures of Super Indian by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma). The production marks the first time ever that Native Voices has premiered a play via audio episodes.
Seeds of Spring #1: A Mi’kmaq Teen Discovers Kropotkin, Punk, and Her Place in the World | The Prince & The Birch Tree
The Prince & the Birch Tree” is the first comic in the 15-part Seeds of Spring series. Naguset begins to learn the origin of her nickname, which means birch tree. She remembers her mother, who died when she was a child, bonds with her sister, and begins to read Kropotkin’s biography, in which his family life parallels her own experience.
In this innovative serial graphic novel, Naguset, a modern Canadian Mi’kmaq teenager, exchanges books and mix tapes with her pen pal, Chris. Her imagination sparks when he sends her a biography of the 19th century Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin. The story juxtaposes Naguset’s personal and political coming-of-age in her loving family home with Kropotkin’s rocky upbringing in a princely palace. These two stories of eventful lives and bold hearts are interwoven with Kropotkin’s theories of freedom, Mi’kmaq vocabulary and social history, and an uplifting punk soundtrack, creating a unique reading experience bound to inspire readers to think in new ways about the issues of our time. More info here SEEDS OF SPRING
“I don’t want to speak for all Native folks, but I think there’s a visual acuity and storytelling sense that aligns perfectly with the comic book medium,” Lee Francis IV, owner of Red Planet Books & Comics in Albuquerque said. “Not only words and writing, but this visual storytelling that harks back to our own stories and petroglyphs — rock art — ties it back to our ancestors.”