In honour of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, SCENE is shining the spotlight on the aboriginal movers and shakers in Manitoba's arts and culture community.
Today we bring you some of the best writers and storytellers this province has to offer.
Winnipeg's Niigaanwewidam Sinclair is one of the editors and writers of Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water. He teaches creative writing at the University of Manitoba. Above all, he is a consummate storyteller.
Authors Niigaanwewidam Sinclair and David Robertson (CBC)
Back in March, Sinclair was part of SCENE's inaugural edition of SCENE & HEARD
It brought together 12 people to share their unique ideas on making connections between diverse communities.
Sinclair told a moving personal story about potato salad, his family ties and his Ojibway
heritage. What do all three of these have in common?
Watch the video and find out. It's well worth taking the nine minutes out of your day. Check out these other notable Manitoba indigenous writers:David Robertson, Swampy Cree author of graphic novel Sugar FallsCree writer Jordan Wheeler on CBC TV drama Arctic AirCree storyteller and poet Duncan MercrediCree poet Rosanna DeerchildMetis writer Katherena Vermette,
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