One-woman play celebrates Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson

Paddle Song plays at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver until Nov. 21


Pauline Johnson was one of the most well-known poets, performers and advocates for Indigenous rights in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Johnson was a trailblazer who hailed from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory roughly 20 km south of Hamilton, Ont.

A one-woman play called Paddle Song is re-telling parts of her life and plays at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver until Nov. 21.

Mohawk actress Cheri Maracle plays Johnson and is giving audiences a glimpse into her life and the legacy she left.

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A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.