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NO HOME BUT THE HEART

THE PANEL OF ANCESTORS:

 
   
  The Ancestors  
 

 

From an early age, Daystar was intrigued by her mother’s stories of growing up in the Blackfeet Reservation. The tales were random yet intense in their revelations about family and tribal life on the reservation, from the smallpox epidemic through the turn of the century to today. In creating "No Home But The Heart", Daystar has drawn from selected events in the lives of her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother and tied them to historical events affecting the resettlement of native peoples in the late 19th century. Because the family ancestry includes displaced French-Cree people from the "north", this work acknowledges the search of us all for identify, family, and homeland. In this dance-drama, the Daughter, living in the present, relives significant scenes from the past that teach her about her ancestors and lend insight into herself, her legacy and her future.  

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The Performers: Daystar: Rosalie Jones, Stephen Fadden (Mohawk), Santee Smith (Six Nations), Rose Stella (Tarahumara- Italian)
(Photo Credit: Jim Dusen)

 

NO HOME BUT THE HEART
*PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE:
This cultural production is highly adaptable to theater or non-theater
environments. It also generates valuable discussion about the Native American
social issues raised in the performance.

The script of this play has been published
by UCLA (Spring 2003) in
Keepers of the Morning Star:
An Anthology of Native Women’s Theater
Order copies from aiscpubs@ucla.edu

 

Daystar is currently teaching at:

Indigenous Studies Department
1600 W. Bank Drive
Enweying Bldg, FPHL Rm#324
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8, Canada

Office:  705-748-1011 x7921

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Rochester, NY 14616
Ph: 585-621-2813 x7922 / Fax: 585-865-0447

Email:
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