Tomson Highway and Kiss of the Fur Queen links

Here are a few links of interest that I’ve tracked down online:

Interviews with Tomson Highway

An interview with Tomson Highway from 2009 about the launch of his latest show, Kisageetin: A Cabaret (video)
Journey man: The nomadic Tomson Highway talks about writing the first Cree opera (2008)
Tomson Highway speaking on stage (and playing the piano!) at IdeaCity ’05 – Part One and Part Two (video)
A series of short videos with Tomson Highway produced by Red Sky Contemporary Dance, Theatre, and Music.

Kiss of the Fur Queen

The Toronto Star’s coverage of the death of Rene Highway in 1990. (PDF)

An article about Highway and his novel and the review of Kiss of the Fur Queen from Quill & Quire magazine.

Other writings by Tomson Highway

My Canada, by Tomson Highway

Joe Highway, by Tomson Highway for CBC’s This I Believe (2007)

Caribou Song, in both English and Cree, from the Red Sky website.


More information about Tomson HIghway and his work

More bios of Highway here

Indian re:Act(ions): an interesting site by a PhD student from UBC who talks a bit about both Tomson Highway and Beatrice Culleton Mosionier.

A very useful site about Highway’s play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, including two interesting interviews with the playwright, a brief bio of Highway which lists his earliest plays, and an excerpt from the play.

Ceremonial Healing Theater: An interesting article by Ae Ran Jong on Highway, Dry Lips, and contemporary Native theatre.

Cree Opera Pimooteewin to tour Northern Ontario: a story from the CBC about Highway’s Cree opera. (2009)

The Life and Times show about Tomson Highway.

Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto)

Tomson Highway’s Baltic and Arctic Tour

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One Response to Tomson Highway and Kiss of the Fur Queen links

  1. Laura Pedro says:

    If you are going to read one…i would suggest the two interviews link in the third paragraph.
    And the review on Kiss of the Fur Queen. It will talks about some of the shortcomings (though there are only a few) in the novel, that you may not have thought about.

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