Six Strings

  • Fri., Jun. 24, 2022 7:00 p.m.
  • Marble Arts Centre

    Bridgewater Road
    Hastings County, Ontario K0K 3J0
Ticket Price (CAD) $5.00 This event is now over

Join us for a special screening of SIX STRINGS and a selection of other indigenous made short films, as well as a panel discussion with the creators, wampum belt storytelling with Jamie Maracle, and special musical guests!  ALL TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN, and proceeds will be donated to Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na.

About Six Strings: On June 10th, 1800, a bitter dispute between rival factions within the Mohawk Village on the Bay of Quinte escalated into violence and the bloody murder of a father and his son, with others critically wounded.

Six Strings is the compelling, revealing and true account of how the Mohawk people conducted their own system of justice long before the Indian Act. This event represents a moment in time before Indigenous people were obliged to abide by the British colonial court system.

Based on the actual transcript of the nine day Mohawk Council, Six Strings highlights the testimonies of witnesses to the murders offering a unique glimpse into the lives of the Mohawk people and their complex interactions with the changing world around them. As the investigation unfolds what is revealed is a sophisticated system of traditional justice and a people that embraced reconciliation and forgiveness with the custom of condolence and commitment to move forward.

The future feature film will draw on the talents of Indigenous artists, historians, musicians, and actors to create a vivid and remarkable view of Mohawk life, the relationship between the British government and the Mohawk Nation, and the complex circumstances that culminated in the fateful events of June 10th, 1800.

This film is a truly special experience, entirely in the Mohawk language, and celebrating our local indigenous community and culture.  

About Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO)

Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO) was established in 2000 by a group of community members concerned with the revitalization of the Mohawk language in Tyendinaga. Our name means keeping the words alive. Our services include a nursery program, a Mohawk immersion elementary school, an adult learning program, and other community resources. We are a not-for-profit serving the Tyendinaga community and all of those seeking to learn about our proud culture.

About The Bawaadan Collective

Formalized in the Spring of 2019, The Bawaadan Collective worked co-operatively together to create the short film Midland Motel Room 77'. Utilizing close friend and familial ties, they quickly began to self-produce their own modern, contemporary Indigenous content. Each member of the collective has independently had personal successes in the music, visual arts, film, media arts, fashion, craft and theatre arts fields.

Date & Time

Fri., Jun. 24, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Venue Details

Marble Arts Centre

Bridgewater Road
Hastings County, Ontario K0K 3J0 Marble Arts Centre
Tweed & Company Theatre

TWEED & COMPANY Theatre is a registered charity, and is a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre, as well as quality professional grassroots regional theatre. The company, formerly known as IANA Theatre, has been active since the fall of 2009, and has produced five large scale original Canadian musicals, as well as countless other Canadian productions. Tweed & Company is based in Tweed, ON, and also tours it's productions around the province.

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