news | Friday February 14, 2020

Kim Senklip Harvey on the enriching work of translating the n̓səl̓xcin̓ parts of Kamloopa

Kim Senklip Harvey’s play, Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story, is a high-energy Indigenous matriarchal story that follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless Trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from.

As she worked on the print version of the play, Kim reflected on working with Indigenous Matriarch Nancy Saddleman to translate the n̓səl̓xcin̓ parts of her play: “I deliberately wrote moments to be unearthed, moments where you have to switch your paradigm into a Syilx one.”

Read more about her process on her blog.

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