Highway uses Cree and Ojib language in Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kaspukasing because they are very similar and the fictional reserve of Wasaychigan Hill has a mixture of both Cree and Ojibway residents (Highway 11). In the article by Susanne Methot, Highway mentions that Cree language is different from English in three ways; “the humour, the workings of the spirit world, the Cree language has no gender” (para 12). Language and culture are two things that relate with each oth...
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Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing is the second play written by Tomson Highway that tells us about Native people who lives in Wasaychigan Hill after The Rev Sisters. Highway uses play as a medium to explain to the readers that Native people has their own culture that needs to be preserved and the impact that has occurred after the colonization by Western culture. According to CBC website, the Canadian government assume that aboriginal culture was unable to cope with the rapidly modernization which lead them to take action on helping them but everything goes wrong when the government prevent them to have normal family life. Tomson Highway receives two awards; Dora Mavor Moore Award and Floyd S. Chalmers Award for the play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing because he manages to convey about the life of Native people.
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