Radio Plays & Booklets Launch: Ndoo Tr'eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together) Vuntut Gwitchin Stories

Dec. 29 2019
Patti Flather
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Honouring age-old storytelling traditions and Indigenous language revitalization from Yukon’s Vuntut Gwitchin. 

Gwaandak Theatre, in partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin Government, has produced a series of radio plays, Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together) - Vuntut Gwitchin Stories, based on long-ago and contemporary stories from the village of Old Crow, Yukon. The radio play podcasts as well as illustrated script booklets, in Gwich’in and English, have been released on vuntutstories.ca and are free to download. The play podcasts and booklets will be shared widely with radio, schools, First Nations and the public.

Storytellers: the late Sarah (Joseph) Abel Chitze, the late Richard Martin, Stephen Frost Sr.. Elder Advisors: Stephen Frost Sr., Robert Bruce Jr. the late Joel Peter.

Writing team: Dennis Allen, Patti Flather, Brandon Kyikavichik, Leonard Linklater, Yvette Nolan. Directors: Reneltta Arluk, Patti Flather. Translators: Jane Montgomery, Joel Peter, Marion Schafer, Ruth Carroll. Audio Producer, Sound Designer, and Composer: Jordy Walker. The plays feature numerous Gwich’in performers and musicians. Original booklet art: Jeneen Frei Njootli, Shae Garrett-Charlie.