Tomson Highway Questions and Answers

Tomson Highway

The challenges that face a reader of Tomson Highway’s Caribou Song will vary. They’ll depend on the reader and how they approach the text. For example, a reader of the opinion that stories intended...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2021 2:02 pm UTC

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Tomson Highway

Tomson Highway's 1989 play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing is indeed a critique of the myriad conflicts that have riven the Native North American tribes, and it can be considered a call to...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2015 4:42 am UTC

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Tomson Highway

Tomson Highway’s children’s book Caribou Song is effective at showcasing a uniquely Indigenous story because it depicts two specific members of a First Nations community. Highway’s story doesn’t...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2021 6:55 pm UTC

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Tomson Highway

The staging and lighting, etc., that Highway uses in Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing provide information on two levels: the literal and the symbolic. There are a few small jokes, but this is...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013 2:24 am UTC

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To discuss the cultural practices, traditions, beliefs, and values integrated into Tomson Highway’s children's book Caribou Song, one might have to do some research into the Cree people. Remember,...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 5:55 pm UTC

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Tomson Highway

In Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing, Joey's misogyny, Simon's traditionalism and Spooky's Christianity all speak to the decline of the way of life for Canadian Natives. Big Joey...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2013 6:11 am UTC

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"Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing" tells of hegemonies between the Native and non-Native Canadians. The play focuses on the men and women of the Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve in Ontario,...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2016 7:02 pm UTC

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One specific writing trait and text convention that constructs a unique and engaging piece is the inclusion of Cree language. The presence of Cree text makes the story singular and compelling. It...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2021 7:20 pm UTC

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