A protest in a play

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Do Not Cross/Sta­tus Line — a per­for­mance by Mea­gan Musseau — was held Tues­day af­ter­noon on the rooftop of Cor­ner Brook City Hall. Her per­for­mance, with about 40 peo­ple look­ing on, seeks to pro­voke and unset­tle the ten­sions that ex­ist be­tween recog­ni­tion, or lack thereof, un­der the In­dian Act. This per­for­mance piece ac­knowl­edges the dif­fi­cul­ties that ex­ist for the Mi’kmaq peo­ple of New­found­land in self-de­ter­mi­na­tion and sovereignt­y while the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment owns lands, re­sources and ul­ti­mately con­trols who is and who is not an In­dian.

DAVE KEARSEY/THE WESTERN STAR

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