The Spirit Horse Returns

15 April 2023 - 2:00 pm Thunder Bay Community Auditorium



An Indigenous knowledge keeper takes us through time to meet the mysterious “small horses of the deep woods” who were helpers and spirit guides to First Nations and Métis people. Exploring the diversity of Indigenous cultures, we visit the magnificent Horse Nations of the prairies and Northern Ontario. The Spirit Horse Returns combines an all-new rich and tuneful orchestral score, delightful songs, traditional teachings, and stunning colourful visual art. It provides young audiences with inspiring and age- appropriate explorations of truth and reconciliation.


Naomi Woo, conductor

Ken MacDonald, horn

Jodi Contin, narrator

Rhonda Snow, visual artist and knowledge keeper

Music by Kevin Lau, with additional music by Jodi Contin and Andrew Balfour


Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.