A stone erected to her memory stands proudly in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.
Pauline Johnson published anthologies of her poems, articles and childrenís stories. She also translated legends, passed to her by Chief Capilano, that pertain to Vancouver, Tulameen and the Squamish Nation.
Pilgrim highlights Pauline Johnson’s versions of those legends and discusses issues such as prejudice, teasing and recognizing our place in the universe.
As well as reciting and performing Pauline Johnsonís original work, she takes a story, turns it into a poem and turns the poem into a song with drumming.
The interactive show not only invites several masked, costumed audience volunteers to act out the stories, but the entire audience is involved in singing, drumming, vocalizing and using various rudimentary instruments.
While the basic format of the show is timed to run an hour, it can be adapted in length, content and style to suit all needs, venues and age groups.
A ten-minute promotional DVD video of a performance to Grade 2/3 students at a Vernon Inner City Elementary School is available upon request, as is a full pre-presentation package.