The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her Horses
In â€śThe Boy in the Treehouse,â€ť Simon, the son of an Ojibway mother and a British father, climbs into his half-finished tree house on the vision-quest his books say is necessary for him to reclaim his motherâ€™s culture. â€śItâ€™s a Native thing,â€ť he informs his incredulous father. â€śOnly boys do it. Itâ€™s part of becoming a man.â€ť Of course, with the threats of the police, the temptation of the barbeque next door, and the distractions of a persistent neighbourhood girl, Simon probably wouldnâ€™t recognize a vision if he fell over it. â€śGirl Who Loved Her Horsesâ€ť is the Native name for the strange and quiet Danielle from the non-status community across the tracks, imbued with the mysterious power to draw the horse â€śevery human being on the planet wanted but could never have.â€ť These two plays are about the process of children becoming adults.
Category:First Nations Subcategory:Parents and Educators Series:Education/Classroom Author:Drew Hayden Taylor