Cottagers And Indians – Market Hall, Peterborough Nov 28th & 29th

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Nov 052018

Cottagers And Indians

Wednesday November 28, 2018 – 12:30 PM
Wednesday November 28, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Thursday November 29, 2018 – 12:30 PM
Thursday November 29, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Presented by Public Energy

Hit play Cottagers and Indians, from Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, was written by Drew Hayden Taylor, a member of Curve Lake First Nation. Wild rice sparks a battle royal between an indigenous farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation.

Q&A with the artists following shows on Nov. 28 at 12:30pm and 7pm, and Nov. 29 at 12:30pm.

Reception, meet the artists, following the show on Nov. 29 at 7pm.


Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $30 incl fees
Student/Underwaged: $20 incl fees
High School Student: $10 incl fees 
(High school ID required to pick up tickets)

Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor

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Dec 032017

“There are no real heroes or villains in a story like this,
only people trying to look after their families.”

Tarragon Theatre is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor to the 2017/18 season. His play Cottagers and Indians is a commissioned work that takes a sincere and pragmatic look at conflicts between native traditional water usage and property owners up in cottage country who are looking to enjoy an undisturbed summer getaway.

Kawartha Lakes backs plan to regulate rice harvest

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Oct 122017

Pigeon Lake residents among those frustrated with noisy harvesting practice.

rice harvest

Rice fields on Pigeon Lake. – Metroland file photo

KAWARTHA LAKES – Waterfront homeowners on Pigeon, Chemong and Buckhorn Lakes say struggles with navigation, along with the noise coming from airboat rice harvesters, have led to “an ongoing nightmare” for too long now.

They’ve convinced the Township of Selwyn to act. Now Kawartha Lakes is getting in on that too.

Full Story from Kawartha Lakes This Week here.

Update: Wild Rice Consultations

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Jun 032016

Parks Canada began official consultation with the Williams Treaties First Nations regarding wild rice harvesting in the fall of 2015. To date, we have developed a draft Terms of Reference to govern the consultations. Discussions with the First Nations have been very productive.

Parks Canada is aware that wild rice is present in different areas of the Trent-Severn Waterway, and therefore the scope of these on-going discussions could expand to include other parts of the waterway as necessary. At this time, the lakes being considered include Pigeon Lake, Rice Lake, Chemong Lake, and Buckhorn Lake.

Through consultation with the First Nations, and open dialogue with shoreline property owners and communities, Parks Canada hopes to build a better understanding of the environmental, recreational, and economic impacts of wild rice and its harvest, including the culturally significant and spiritual importance to First Nations. Parks Canada appreciates the on-going support of the Williams Treaties First Nations, the municipalities, federal and provincial partners, the conservation authorities and the shoreline property owners, all of whom are working with us to find a balanced approach to the management of wild rice on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

A series of regular meetings is scheduled with the Williams Treaties First Nations (Wild Rice) Working Group throughout the spring. Current focus is on the environmental aspects of wild rice, and determining if scientific research is required to support the on-going discussions.


Wild Rice in Pigeon Lake Update

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Feb 122016

NPLRA members may recall that there was a fair bit of media coverage about the Wild Rice situation in Pigeon Lake last summer and fall. Recently, your Board of Directors contacted the Trent-Severn Waterway (Parks Canada) to get more information. Parks Canada got back to us and indicated that they are committed to maintaining up to date information on the Parks Canada Website about the ongoing consultations between Parks Canada and the First Nations regarding Wild Rice, as it becomes available.

If members have any immediate questions or concerns regarding Wild Rice, Parks Canada encourages you to contact them at or to contact Beth McEachern at 705-750-4924.

Parks Canada indicates that they “very much appreciate being able to work with stakeholders such as yourselves in the on-going management of the Trent-Severn Waterway.