The Many Mothers Collective came together during the pandemic, hoping to make sense of the world they found themselves in. What evolved was their need to not only focus on the present moment, but on the world they will leave behind for their children and grandchildren and for seven generations to come. In seven scenes for the stage, the members of the collective explore the past, where they come from, and the future, where they are going, with a deep sense of hopefulness rooted in resistance.
Joan Crate was born in the Northwest Territories on Chief Drygeese territory, traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. Cheryl Foggo is a playwright, author and filmmaker. Linda Gaboriau is a dramaturg and literary translator based in Montreal. Tchitala Nyota Kamba is a writer, actor, poet, drummer and educator, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sherry Letendre is a Coordinator for the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Integrated Youth Hub Project. Karen W. Olson is nehiyaw/anishinaabe of the Marten Clan and from Peguis First Nation. Susan Ouriou is writer and literary translator.