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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer: A Trickster Land Claim Fable

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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer: A Trickster Land Claim Fable

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Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his Ancestral Lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his own Lands. In jail he meets his court-appointed lawyer, Larry, who agrees to help Little Red get his lands back. Larry convinces his wife, Desdemona, to allow Little Red to move into their basement while they sort out Red's case. Desdemona and Red strike up an uneasy relationship. Despite herself Desdemona, who is not accustomed to being thrown off her game, is increasingly drawn to Red's apparently hypnotic Indigenous charisma. As sparks fly between them, Larry prepares to fight for Little Red's Land Rights. An unexpected intervention by a greater power occurs in the court case, and nothing will ever be the same.

Kevin Loring was appointed the inaugural artistic director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre of Canada in 2017. He is Nlaka'pamux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia. He's a graduate of Studio 58, Langara College's Professional Theatre Training Program, and Full Circle First Nations Performance: Ensemble Training Program. He's an accomplished actor, playwright, and director, and the founding artistic director of Savage Production Society. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2005 Vancouver Arts Award for Emerging Theatre Artist, the 2007 Herman Voaden Playwrighting Prize, the Sydney J. Risk Prize, the Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script, and the 2009 Governor General's Award for Drama for his first published play, Where the Blood Mixes. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Governor General's Performing Arts Mentorship Award. In the fall of 2017, Kevin directed the world premiere of his play Thanks for Giving at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver. This play was also a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama.

ISBN: 9781772012545

ISBN-10: 9781772012545

Publisher: Talonbooks

Publication Date: 08/17/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/09/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 120

Language: English

Categories

Canadian

Topic - History

Indigenous Studies