By Falen Johnson & Jessica Carmichael
Native Earth presents a Blyth Festival Production
February 6-18, 2018
In 1942, when the Department of Defence forcibly evicted the community of Stony Point to neighbouring reserve of Kettle Point to establish the training base Camp Ipperwash, the department promised to return the land after the war concluded. This promise went unfulfilled for over 70 years, an act of displacement that still reverberates through these communities today. Ipperwash by Falen Johnson (Mohawk/Tuscarora) and Jessica Carmichael (Abenaki) use humour, movement and song to tell the story of reclamation, repatriation, and the resilience of a community.