Discover master storyteller Isaac Murdoch as he reads from his work The Trail of Nenaboozhoo, followed by a discussion with interviewer Richard Thomas. The Trail of Nenaboozhoo will be available for pre-order along with book plates for signing. Hosted by Tim Nicholls-Harrison.
Presented in partnership with Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Isaac Murdoch, whose Ojibway name is Manzinapkinegego’anaabe / Bombgiizhik is from the fish clan and is from Serpent River First Nation. Isaac grew up in the traditional setting of hunting, fishing and trapping. Many of these years were spent learning from Elders in the northern regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Isaac is well respected as a storyteller and traditional knowledge holder. For many years he has led various workshops and cultural camps that focuses on the transfer of knowledge to youth. Other areas of expertise include: traditional ojibway paint, imagery/symbolism, harvesting, medicine walks, & ceremonial knowledge, cultural camps, Anishinaabeg oral history, birch bark canoe making, birch bark scrolls, Youth & Elders workshops, etc. He has committed his life to the preservation of Anishinaabe cultural practices and has spent years learning directly from Elders.
Richard Thomas is a broadcaster and journalist who moved to Owen Sound in 1986 in his position as regional news correspondent for CKCO Television in Kitchener. He began writing in 1990, and has since had more than a dozen books of local fiction and non-fiction published. Richard has served 16 years on the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library Board. He is a member of the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation Board, Chairs the Community Engagement Committee at Georgian College, and was elected to Owen Sound City Council in 2014.