Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's "The Honouring" premiered the theatrical performance on Oct 21, 2015 at the Flato Markham Theatre, ON. An original commission by the City of Toronto for Fort York's Aboriginal Arts Festival, due to popular demand and its powerful content Kaha:wi Dance Theatre has re-envisioned "The Honouring" for the proscenium stage.
"The Honouring" pays homage to First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land. Audiences have the opportunity to understand the complexity of the War of 1812 through the experiential lens of First Nations, offering a human face to our history. All First Nations took part in the War of 1812 as sovereign Nation allies to Britain. "The Honouring" pays homage to their personal sacrifices and belief in what was the best for their family, community and future generations.