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Fatty Legs: The True Story of an Indigenous Girl's Resilience at Residential School

Fatty Legs: The True Story of an Indigenous Girl's Resilience at Residential School

Fatty Legs is set in Canada’s Far North and is the story of Olemaun Pokiak who dreams of learning to read. But when she arrives at residential school she is given the name Margaret, has her long braids cut off, and is made to wear itchy red wool socks as an example of her “unworthiness.” Treated cruelly by classmates and teachers, Margaret devises a plan to ensure the red stockings won’t cause her any more humiliation. This show combines ethereal singing, engaging narration and contemporary indigenous dance. It is a profound yet accessible true story that brings to light the suffering created by residential schools while celebrating the deep strength of a child who refused to be broken by her experiences.

*Based on Fatty Legs by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton, artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes, published by Annick Press

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Fatty Legs: The True Story of an Indigenous Girl's Resilience at Residential School
October 30, 2017
Show Hours:
12:30 PM

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