A giant national dreamcatcher hangs from the ceiling high above the floor in Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Mi’kmaq artist Nick Huard built the massive piece that includes one large dreamcatcher for each province and territory and all of the dreamcatchers made by the youth in The Dream Catchers arts workshops. The final piece, comprised of over 200 dreamcatchers, is open to viewing by the public. Indigenous people hang a dreamcatcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good is captured in the web of life and carried with the people, but the evil in their dreams drops through the hole in the centre of the web and is no longer a part of their lives.
The players: The 2017 Confederation Young Company cast members for “The Dream Catchers” are Aasiva Nakashuk, Clarence (CJ) Jura, Erin LeBlanc, Germaine Konji, Kaitlyn Post, Kirkland Doiron, Madison Bernard, Rachelle Block, Rohan Dhupar, Alita Powell, Danik McAfee, Faly Mevamanana, Jerry Laisa, Kevin McLachlan, Kira Fondse, Morgyn Davies, Randy Plain Eagle, Stephen Thakkar, Christopher Mejaki, Emily Meadows, Garrett Woods, Josh Graetz, Kiera-Dawn Kolson, Laura Coulter-Low, Nadia Haddad, and Ria Kapur.
Creative force: Mary Francis Moore – writer, workshop facilitator; Ahdri Zhina Madiela – director; Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo – choreographer.