Canada is known as one of the world most multi cultural country. But long before the establishment of this current mosaic, this place was home to another cultural diversity. This country is home to more than 600 aboriginal groups who have been calling this place home before the idea of a nation state formed.
Contact and colonization,which started little over 500 years ago,has had a profound negative impact on the aboriginal culture and way of life. The rampant corruption on reserves, high suicide rates, addiction, and the housing crisis are all effects of contact and colonization.
Deanne Kasokeo comes from the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. She currently practices law with Sunchild Law in Battleford, Saskatchewan. The adaptation of Antigone was first produced at the Globe Theatre in 1998 and was published in the anthology "The Great Gift of Tears" in 2000. Antigone was then banned from being performed live at the Poundmaker Cree Nation in 2011 by the Chief at that time and while it was being filmed in 2013, the filming was banned from the host community of Red Pheasant Cree Nation. The filming of Antigone the play was completed in June 2013 despite the barriers to completion. Kasokeo has also written another play entitled “Truth Hurts" that was produced by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Companyin 2000. Antigone investigates the causes and effects of the corruption on reserves and explores possible solutions.