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Eskasoni students celebrate Rita Joe at National Arts Centre

Eskasoni students celebrate Rita Joe at National Arts Centre

January 22, 2016
National

Performance based on poem I Lost my Talk, which describes being forced to speak English as residential school

"A group of performers from Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia are back from a triumphant journey to Ottawa that saw them stage a moving tribute to poet Rita Joe, who has inspired a generation of Mi'kmaq to celebrate their culture through poetry and song.

The show was part of a series of events at the National Arts Centre on indigenous storytelling.

Rita Joe, who died in 2007, wrote many poems about her own struggles and the hardships Mi'kmaq people endured during her lifetime..."

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Related Composers: John Estacio