Bury The Hatchet

Date posted: May 31, 2022

An Indigenous and People of Colour Cultural Performance about peacebuilding.

On Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18, the Culture Den will present Bury the Hatchet, a cultural offering of eight newly devised performances all dedicated to the restoration of our sacred humanity that lays sleeping under the bodies and psyches of our collective historical struggle with colonization across the world.

One hour prior to each performance is ‘Coming Ashore’, a cultural protocol that audiences are encouraged to attend (Fernwood Square). Patrons will find the Belfry lobby transformed with an art exhibit/intervention called ‘Spirit in the Fringes.’

The eight performances are:

  • Coming to Peace (performers) – Karen Whetung, Darryl Whetung, Greg Awai, Daniela Pinto, Ian, Justin Scott, Lee Ingram
  • Two-Row Wampum (performer) – Cheryl Henhawke
  • Invitation for transformation (performers) – The Visible Bodies Collective: Setareh, Daniela Pinto, Cheryl Henhawke, Jody Bauche, Stephanie Papik, Natalie Ashley, Karen Whetung, Katie Jacobs, and Lee Ingram
  • Venom Dance (performers) – Ancestor, Sarah Rhude, and Lindsay Delaronde
  • The Peacemaker (Performers)- Guy Louie Jr. and Justin Scott
  • Double Helix (performer) – Elowynn Rose
  • Unbury the Hatchet (performer) – Lindsay Delaronde
  • Douglas Treaty (performer) – Diane Sam

The music for Unbury the Hatchet and the Venom Dance will be accompanied by Nicole Mandryk. She will be performing three original songs with Lafayette String Quartet (Ann Elliot-Goldschmid – violin, Sharon Stanis – violin, Joanna Hood – viola, and Pamela Highbaugh Aloni – cello).


​Friday, June 17 at 7 pm – ‘Coming Ashore’
​Friday, June 17 at 8 pm – Bury the Hatchet

Saturday, June 18 at 1 pm – ‘Coming Ashore’
​Saturday, June 18 at 2 pm – Bury the Hatchet (followed by a Q&A with the performers)
​Saturday, June 18 at 7 pm – ‘Coming Ashore’
​Saturday, June 18 at 8 pm – Bury the Hatchet