Paasteewitoon Kaapuskaysing tageespichit
Presented in the original Cree text!
First published in English, with several major awards and nominations:
Nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama
Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, 1989
Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award winner, 1990
Paasteewitoon Kaapooskaysing Tageespichit (Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing) tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway’s award winning play The Rez Sisters. In The Rez Sisters the focus was on seven Wasy” women and the game of bingo, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing features seven “Wasy” men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.