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Salt Baby

by (author) Falen Johnson

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
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Growing up on the Six Nations native reserve, Salt Baby never quite fit in, as a ÒwhiteÓ looking ÒIndianÓÑfair skin and curly hair made her more of a Shirley Temple type than a Pocahontas type. Salt Baby navigates the native reserve and the city while explaining herself, as well as her blood quantum, to the world and to ÒAlligatorÓ: ÒItÕs always different for Indians.Ó

About the author

Falen Johnson is Mohawk and Tuscarora from Six Nations. She is an actor, playwright and emerging dramaturg. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Selected theatre credits include: The Only Good Indian with Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble, The Triple Truth, Savage, Strong Medicine, Death of a Chief, A Very Polite Genocide, and Tombs of the Vanishing Indian all with Native Earth Performing Arts. She has also been seen in The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, a co-production between Western Canada Theatre and the National Arts Centre. Recently Falen was seen in The River with Nakai Theatre as well as Tout Comme Elle, a co-production between Necessary Angel and Luminato, and in Where the Blood Mixes with Saskatchewan Native Theatre.

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Editorial Reviews

ÒThis hilarious and moving play explores the experience of being invisibly ethnic and raises questions about how we expect Aboriginal people to look.Ó

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