For National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the National Arts Centre, will be hosting a one man play called "Bloodline", written by elder Albert Dumont and Co-creator, writer and musician Phil Jenkins.
This one-person play, “Bloodline”, examines Indian Act harms. Using autobiography, poetry and photography, Albert tells the story of how the Indian Act shaped not only his own life, but the lives of his parents and grandparents.
Elder Albert Dumont, an Algonquin poet, storyteller and artist has been named the City of Ottawa's next English-language poet laureate in 2021.
Phil Jenkins is a local renowned historian, author, columnist, lecturer, musician & songwriter will explore the musical & visual arts and architectural.