Bannock Republic

Bannock Republic

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Centre for Indigenous Theatre
Kenneth T. Williams
90 minutes

"Bannock Republic" is a touching and hilarious comedy by acclaimed Indigenous playwright, Kenneth T. Williams. A newly elected Chief, Isaac Thunderchild, grapples with the death of his wife as he fights to preserve a Residential School as a memorial to its tragic past. However, his plans for the school are threatened with the arrival Destiny Charles, whose mission is to restore order and fiscal responsibility to the newly discovered Reservation's financial mismanagement. As well as the arrival of Isaac's cousin, Jacob Thunderchild, a recovering alcoholic, and down-on-his-luck journalist desperate to uncover the next great story.


Ed Roy
Executive Producer
Michele Williams
Stage Manager
Jennifer Stobart
Production Manager
Glenn Davidson
Sam Twinn
Jeremy Proulx
Pesch Nepoose
Artistic Director
Rose C. Stella

More about the company

"Bannock Republic," produced by the Centre for Indigenous Theatre; written by Cree playwright Kenneth T. William, and performed by an all Indigenous cast.

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Land acknowledgement

Centre for Indigenous Theatre is proud to operate, rehearse, and perform within the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as well as the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo.

Centre for Indigenous Theatre has had the privilege of welcoming students and artists of many different Indigenous backgrounds into our Tkaronto studio, and have made it our mission to continue to incorporate traditional Indigenous teachings, knowledge, and perspectives into our everyday operations.

We believe that the landscape of Turtle Island has changed, but together we can continue to resist colonial forces by uplifting Indigenous artists and voices, and by acknowledging the land on which we occupy. We encourage you to also conduct your own research to better understand the traditional territory you may be situated on and to educate yourself on how you can be an ally to Indigenous peoples, no matter your place in the world.

Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 14 years of ageAbrupt cuesMature language

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