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Futuristic show rooted in First Nations' history to open in Coquitlam

Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters is a touring show created by Skawennati that will open in Coquitlam on May 8, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
The Peacemaker Returns (still, 2017).

 The Peacemaker Returns is the title of an image from The Pacemaker Returns series created by Skawennati for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Called Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ | We Extend the Rafters, the 2017 exhibit is a children’s show that’s set in the year 3025 and is inspired by the ancestral Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederation story, featuring such historical figures as Tekanawí:ta, Jacques Cartier and a president addicted to Twitter.

Produced on the virtual reality platform Second Life, the animation-style movie by the Montreal-based artist is geared for kids ages five to 11.

Her touring show runs May 8 to July 25 at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.