Indian Summer 2006: Dawn Dumont

Indian Summer 2006: Dawn Dumont HIDVL

Comedian and actress Dawn Dumont has performed at comedy clubs across North American including the New York's Comic Strip, New York Comedy Club and the Improv; she began her comedy career in Canada on stages such as Yuk Yuks and the Laugh Resort. Dawn is also a comedy writer and has written for the stage, radio, film and television; her work has been featured on APTNs Buffalo Tracks and CBC Radio. Dumont's comedy style has been described as a coy smile covering a killer wit. Dawn is a Plains Cree born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada; her reserve, the Okanese First Nation, is quite possibly the smallest reservation in the world. This is her first time performing at the American Indian Community House. She tells "anecdotes" from her home reservation in Saskatchewan and here recent move to New York, joking about common problems Native people face in the city, such as being mistaken for other races. Dawn Dumont's humor is representative of the way in which Native people utilize humor as a coping mechanism and a tool for political commentary.


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