Tompson Highways Play: The Rez Sisters

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Tompson Highways play, The Rez Sisters, illustrates the various challenges Native Canadians face within today’s society. The audience and readers of the play are able to learn and understand the numerous problems which exist on the Reserve including poverty, gambling, abuse and addiction. Perhaps one of the bigger challenges found however, is within each of the individual characters. There is a loss of identity which in turn, diminishes one’s tradition, language and culture. Identity is how you view yourself and your life. It helps to determine where you think you fit in, but is often influenced by our experiences, society and our culture.
The author Tompson Highway is able to express the daily native life as lacking many native values and
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