A TSILHQOT'IN DECHEN TS'EDIHTAN STORY
Rooted in Tsilhqot'in traditional laws and protocols, The Mystics follows the adventures of 13 year old Juniper Mack and their friend Toast who discover they both have the sacred ability to traverse time through their bloodlines.
On a school assignment gone supes tradish, Juniper meets their Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Datsan K'achilch who has travelled through time to support Juniper and Toast as they navigate their cultural curiosities and help re-connect them with the traditional knowledge of the Tsilhqot'in ?Esggidam (Ancestors before contact.)
In this transcendent Tsilhqot'in Plateau telling, bear witness to Juniper and Toast who are on a spirited journey to see if they have what it takes to traverse worlds, handle the terrain of transitioning into teenagers, while bravely trying to become their full mystical selves.
This raucously fun adventure nourishes our young ones cultural confidence and spiritual belonging by illuminating the sacredness of Tsilhqot'in and Indigenous ascendency. The Mystics offers us the space, medicine and traditional knowledge to connect us with our past to deeply understand what it takes to be a good Ancestor today.
This is Kim Senklips Harvey's first story for young audiences and is a commission with Green Thumb Theatre.