The “Manitoba Theatre For Young People’s” (MTFYP) award-winning production, of Frozen River (nîkwatin sîpiy) is playing at the Young People’s Theater in Toronto, Ontario.

The play centers around two 11 year old girls; a Scottish and a Cree girl and was sourced from both traditional Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and western sources like records from the Manitoba Archives.

The play seems to originate when Lord Selkirk immigrated to southern Manitoba in 1812 and settled on present day Winnipeg. The play has a temporal element beginning in 1812 and cumulating in the present day, while incorporating an element of reconciliation.

Tickets can be ordered directly from the Young People’s Theater’s website.