In his 2003 Massey lecture, award-winning author and scholar
looks at the breadth and depth
of Native experience and imagination.
Beginning with Native
oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history,
religion and politics, popular culture and social protest,
in an effort to make sense of North America's relationship
with its Aboriginal peoples.
holds a PhD in English/American Studies from
the University of Utah and has taught Native Studies at Utah,
California, Minnesota, and Alberta for the past twenty-five
years. He is currently Professor of English (teaching Native
Literature and Creative Writing) at the University of Guelph.
His widely-acclaimed novels include Medicine River
Green Grass, Running Water
, and Truth and
, and he has been nominated for the Governor
General's Award as well as the Commonwealth Writer's
Prize. He is the editor of All My Relations: An Anthology
of Contemporary Canadian Native Fiction
, and co-editor
of The Native in Literature: Canadian and Comparative
His popular CBC series, The Dead Dog
is being adapted as an animated television
series. His father was Cherokee, his mother is Greek, and
King is the first Massey lecturer of Native descent.
Books and CDs
The Truth About Stories
is published by House of Anansi
.The Truth About Stories
(5 CD set) Five one-hour lectures, $49.95. Available from the CBC Shop