People of The River: Stories and Songs of the Maliseet Nation
“People of The River: Stories and Songs of the Maliseet Nation” is an oral history of the indigenous Maliseet people, or Wolastoqey(Wul-us-too-gwey) as they call themselves. This indigenous group are the first people of the St John River(Wolastoq) and have resided there for time immemorial. This story will tell the history of North America from the perspective of the Maliseet while featuring legends of Maliseet origin, their first contact with the English and French settlers, their relationships with other first nations to their involvement in world-shaking revolutions and global conflicts. Using traditional and not-so traditional songs, they hope to paint a picture of a different Atlantic Canada. The show will be hosted by brothers Jarrid and Jonathan Palmer from the Summerside area, who take great pride in their culture and roots. The show will premiere for one night only at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Center in Summerside, with doors opening at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door.