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Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club with Frances Končan

Discussing Women of the Fur Trade

Indigenous arts Theatre Storytelling Authors
  • NAC Indigenous Theatre

  Jan 16, 2024 - 6 PM EST   1 hour with no intermission.

NAC Indigenous Theatre’s book club is back and you’re invited to join in! In partnership with Ottawa Public Library, Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club will feature new books throughout our season.

Our first book this season is the play Women of the Fur Trade . On January 16 at 6pm EST, join us for this discussion with author Frances Končan (Anishinaabe and Slovene) to discuss the book.

Click here to borrow the book from the Ottawa Public Library.

Buy the book here from Playwrights Canada Press.

About the book
In eighteen hundred and something something, somewhere upon the banks of a Reddish River in Treaty One Territory, three very different women with a preference for twenty-first century slang sit in a fort sharing their views on life, love, and the hot nerd Louis Riel. This lively historical satire of survival and cultural inheritance shifts perspectives from the male gaze onto women’s power in the past and present through the lens of the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade.

About the Author
Frances Končan is a Two-Spirit director, playwright, and actor of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent. Originally hailing from Couchiching First Nation, she now lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Končan is a winner of the REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award and the Winnipeg Arts Council's 2017 RBC On the Rise Award. Women of the Fur Trade won the Toronto Fringe Festival Best New Play award in 2018. Končan is known for her use of humour to tackle the difficult chapters of Indigenous history while also celebrating the wit, the pride, and the power of Indigenous women.


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    Featuring Frances Končan

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