SIX NATIONS — February 28, it was announced that the Chiefswood National Historic Site will be hosting a celebration of what would have been, renowned Mohawk and English poetess, E. Pauline Johnson’s 159th birthday.
Six Nations community members, along with visitors to the territory, will have a chance to take part in this educational opportunity, including a 50 minute film viewing of ‘Tekahionwake’ produced by Shelley Niro, 15 minute film viewing of ‘Moving Voice’ produced by Janet Rogers, new exhibits, guided tours and free giveaways.
“I am very excited for this event and to have the community come out to see the new exhibits and watch Tekahionwake,” Said Krysta Longboat CNHS Cultural Coordinator.
“Its important to celebrate E. Pauline Johnson’s life to ensure her literary contributions to this country are not forgotten. Pauline Johnson pushed many boundaries throughout her life was able to highlight Indigenous stories and struggles through her writing and performances and my hope is that we can showcase her life and work through this celebration event for all to see.”
The Pauline Johnson Birthday celebration will take place on Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m., at the Chiefswood National Historic Site, 1037 Hwy 54.
Chiefswood National Historic Site offers various programming throughout their tour season from May to October including on site tours, events, curriculum based educational programs to groups, schools and visiting organizations. For more information about this event or to learn more about Chiefswood National Historic Site visit www.chiefswoodnhs.ca or call 226-387-4639.