Tl’oo Thał

Grass Pants

Grass Pants cover artwork

Tl’oo Thał

Grass Pants

A Gwich’in hunter roasting a beaver on a riverbank, minding his own business, encounters a strange trading party. This story of first contact between Gwich’in and European traders is full of misunderstandings and humour. Enjoy our adaptation of this well-known tale.

  • Tr’iinin kat/Grandchildren Sophia Flather, Desmond Kyikavichik, Johnathon Frost
  • Shitsuu/Elder Marion Schafer
  • Tl’oo Thał Tammy Josie
  • Vijùu/Younger Sister Briana Tetlichi
  • Sheek’aii/Aunty (Mother’s sister) Donna Marie Frost
  • Dinjii Khehkai’/Leader Randel Kendi
  • George (leader of the trading party) Tanner Coyne
  • Alex Flett (George’s right-hand man) Stanley Grafton Njootli
  • Archibald “Archie” Thomson (trader) Leonard Linklater
  • Tr’iinin kat/Grandchildren Desmond Kyikavichik, Johnathon Frost
  • Shitsuu/Elder Jane Montgomery
  • Tl’oo Thał Tammy Josie
  • Vijùu/Younger Sister Ciara Kakfwi-Frost
  • Shitii/Uncle (Father’s brother) Randel Kendi
  • Dinjii Khehkai’/Leader Vicky Josie
  • George (leader of the trading party) Tanner Coyne
  • Alex Flett (George’s right-hand man) Stanley Grafton Njootli
  • Archibald “Archie” Thomson (trader) Leonard Linklater
  • Director, English version Reneltta Arluk
  • Director, Gwich’in version Reneltta ArlukPatti Flather
  • Audio Producer, Sound Designer, Composer Jordy Walker
  • Fiddle Songs Brandy, Crooked Stove Pipe, Handkerchief Dance
  • Musicians Alana Martinson (violin), Darcy McCord (cello), Wade Kaye (fiddle)
  • Production Stage Manager Léa Roy Bernatchez
  • Production Assistant Leonard Linklater
  • Sound Assistants Tanner Coyne, Stanley Grafton Njootli
  • Youth Production Assistant Ciara Kakfwi-Frost
  • Booklet editing, design, layout Patricia Halladay
  • Cover illustration based on a photo by Karsten Heuer
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Our Journey, Forward Together

We’re telling these Vuntut Gwitchin stories in Gwich’in and English thanks to a unique partnership between Vuntut Gwitchin Government and Gwaandak Theatre. Learn more about the people involved and our journey to share these stories with you.

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