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Cheri Maracle as Pauline Johnson is posed in front of a black backdrop, her eyes fixed staring into the distance, expression resolved. She wears a dress trimmed in leather fringe and a shawl.

Paddle Song

Co-Presented by Nozhem: First Peoples’ Performance Space and Public Energy Performing Arts

Cheri Maracle

(Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation)

Nozhem: First Peoples’ Performance Space (Room 101, Enwayaang Building, 1 Gzowski Way, Peterborough) 

March 24 & 25 @ 7:00 PM

Accessibility: Physically accessible venue and washrooms

Click here for the Nozhem: FPPS Venue Guide

All ages

Photo Credit: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

You can reserve your seat(s) here.
Please note that tickets are PWYC cash only at the door

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credit card required). Please email your request to or call 705-745-1788.

Pauline Johnson was a trailblazing heroine, proud Mohawk poet and performer during the late 1800s. The daughter of a respected Six Nations Mohawk Chief, and an English mother, Pauline embraced her heritage and fiercely challenged the stereotypes of women and First Nations Peoples. Her powerful story is brought to life in Paddle Song, a one-woman musical theatre performance by Cheri Maracle, that captures the heart and journey of young Pauline.

“… filled with beautiful music and movement…the story reveals itself most compellingly through the dramatic performance…” -Marion Devries, Artistic Director, The Blythe Festival

Show Sponsor:

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Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2022-23 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Season Sponsors & Funders

Jo Pillon Royal Lepage logoHi Ho Silver LogoKawartha Now Logo
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Ontario Arts Council logoCanadian Heritage logo Peterborough logoCanadian Council For The Arts logo

Accessibility Sponsor

Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation logo