How Turtle Set the Animals Free
Vernon Museum and Archives presents “How Turtle Set the Animals Free”
MAV’s large foyer display case features original costumes and set-pieces from Sen’Klip Native Theatre Company’s production of How Turtle Set the Animals Free. The costumes were designed by syilx artist and knowledge keeper, Barbara Marchand, and made by members of Sen’Klip Theatre using traditional syilx methods.
Sen’klip Native Theatre Company led the way in Indigenous theatre in Western Canada from 1988 to 2001. MAV is entering into a partnership with the company to display some of the costumes, masks, set pieces and backdrops used in their touring theatre productions.
Costumes, masks, and set-pieces representing traditional syilx captikʷł will be on rotating display through 2022 and 2023.