Permanent Astonishment: Tomson Highway
Originally aired on October 30
Re-release November 30
Join one of Canada’s most acclaimed Indigenous writers and performers, Tomson Highway, as he shares his experiences being Cree, as detailed in his memoir, Permanent Astonishment: Growing Up in the Land of Snow and Sky. From culture to conquest and survival, Tomson’s personal story is an homage to his younger brother’s final words, “Don’t mourn me, be joyful.” Tomson is best known for his plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award.
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