šxʷʔam̓ət (home) | MAR 2-11
A Theatre for Living Presentation
In Collaboration with Journeys Around The Circle Society
Provocative and entertaining, šxʷʔamət* (home) is created and performed by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast, and asks us to imagine what reconciliation really means. If you want innovative theatre that is engaging and challenges your perceptions, this would be it.
šxʷʔam̓ət* means home in Hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓, a local Indigenous dialect. This word has so many different meanings to all of us who are living on this land.
The following is a pronunciation guide to facilitate your engagement with hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓. Content developed courtesy Musqueam Language and Culture Department 2017.
šxʷʔam̓ət: š is pronounced like English “sh”. xʷ sounds like the “wh” in “which” (as opposed to the “w” in “witch”). Stress is on the first syllable, like in the name “Amit”. ʔam̓ sounds like the first syllable in the word “omelet”. ət sounds like the second syllable of the word “comet”.