Iinisikimm is an immersive puppet-lantern performance that celebrates the reintegration of buffalo into the natural ecosystem of Banff National Park. Learn more about Iinisikimm here.
This past August, audiences in Banff and Calgary experienced outdoor performances featuring hand-made lantern puppets, drumming from Eya-Hey Nakoda, and performances by the Czapno Theatre Ensemble. The puppets shared the story of the buffalo, told by Blackfoot trickster God Napi.
The Iinisikimm group will also be producing a comic book, estimated to be released in mid-December.
If you missed the performances, fear not; you can experience a taste of Iinisikimm through the video below.
Iinisikimm was created with support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Commemorative Art Projects funding. Stay tuned to our news feed for more videos from the other Commemorative Art Projects.