THE SQUAW HALL PROJECT (2009-2011)

Reanne Elkins, Taylor Myers and Larissa Myers present Lieutenant Governor Stephen Pointe with a copy of the Squaw Hall Project DVD.

Reanne Elkins, Taylor Myers and Larissa Myers present Lieutenant Governor Stephen Pointe with a copy of the Squaw Hall Project DVD.

The Squaw Hall project was a multi-year community-engaged theatre and media project produced by Twin Fish Theatre of Nelson, BC and urban ink productions of Vancouver, BC. The artist teams worked with Youth and Elders from the Secwepemc, Carrier, Tsilhqot'in communities in the Interior of British Columbia to facilitate the creation of an original play and short film reflecting Aboriginal stories of the Williams Lake Stampede and its open air dance hall, Squaw Hall. 

The project culminated in a community gathering and feast, two performances in Williams Lake, a tour to local band communities in the region and to the Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver in 2011.