Nicimos: The Final Rez Christmas Story


Curtis Peteetuce

About the Book

This Christmas season, things have gone awry for the kohkoms of Kiwetinohk. Clare Bear is engaged to be married, Zula Merasty is moving off-reserve and Sihkos Sinclare is in jail. It all comes to fruition at Clare’s stagette.


“Nicimos means sweetheart in Cree and that’s what this play is. A warm-hearted sweetheart with depth and charm and a great sense of humour. The final instalment of the Rez Christmas series finds Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company director-writer Curtis Peeteetuce in outstanding form. His words are a gift to the actors and his generosity is reciprocated by incredibly satisfying performances. There’s more here than just a play, you realize. It’s an example of the power of theatre to unite, heal and humanize by appealing to First Nations audiences and the broader community.” –Saskatoon Star Phoenix

About the Author

Curtis Peeteetuce is Cree from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and ilm. Selected acting highlights include Persephone Theatre (Bannock Republic, A History of Breathing), SNTC (Where The Blood Mixes, Thunderstick), CBC (Out in the Cold, Red Moon), and Rabbit Fall season 2. Curtis is the playwright of the popular Rez Christmas story series, which has been presented since 2001. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Saskatoon and area Theatre Award for Outstanding Male Performance for the role of Floyd in Where the Blood Mixes and has been nominated as a playwright and sound designer. Curtis dedicates all his accomplishments to his beautiful son Mahihkan.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
72pp 5.5 x 8.5 in
2F/2M, doubling