SAT 9 SEPTEMBER AT 7:30PM
PARTRIDGE HALL AT FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Over the ages among Indigenous peoples, the international border that separates Canada from the United States didn’t exist. In this region, the Niagara River and Great Lakes were used as transportation routes for thousands of years, with boundaries remaining open and fluid. With the arrival of Europeans and the subsequent emergence of new nation states, defined through war and negotiation, a border was established that eventually drew a line dividing Indigenous families and nations from each other.
The Jay Treaty of 1794 that followed the American Revolution, provided that Indigenous peoples may continue to travel freely across the international boundary. This reflected the status of long-held nation-to-nation relations that existed during that period. Over time, however, these inherent rights and provisions have been largely ignored, but nonetheless served as muse to Indigenous stories, humour, and music!
In this concert event produced by Tim Johnson (RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World), two celebrated Indigenous award-winning bands, one from within Canada, the 2023 JUNO Award recipient Digging Roots — and — one from within the United States, the most recent 2022 NAMA Award recipient The Ripcords, will perform blues and rock infused songs that reveal the continuity of Indigenous cultures across the dividing line. Interspersed within the concert will be video segments that inform and regale the audience about the living history of Indigenous border crossing blues.
PAC Presents Members: $30
All tickets are subject to HST.