Minnesota Native News Special Edition: A Native Youth Theater Group Creates a Play “We will Do it for the Water”
This is a special edition of Minnesota Native News, a radio documentary about young people learning new and ancient respect for water. In this one-hour radio documentary, a behind-the-scenes look at a play performed by Native youth called “We Will Do it for the Water”. The actors are Twin Cities teenagers, and they belong to a theatre group called Ikidodwin. Ikidowin is part of the Indigenous People’s Task Force led by Sharon Day. Sharon Day wrote the play with input from the youth, and Curtis Kirby III directed it. As you’ll hear, it was performed for the first time June first. It has been staged at colleges and theatres in the Upper Midwest, with more performances coming up. MN Native News contributor Laurie Stern, has the story.