Waubgeshig Rice

Waubgeshig Rice is an Anishinaabe author, journalist and radio host.
Waubgeshig Rice is an Anishinaabe author, journalist and radio host. (Shilo Adamson )

Waubgeshig Rice is an Anishinaabe author, journalist and radio host originally from Wasauksing First Nation. Rice's first short story collection Midnight Sweatlodge, which was about his life growing up in his Anishinaabe community, won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His debut novel, Legacy, was published in 2014, with a French language translation published in 2017.

His latest book Moon of the Crusted Snow, is a dystopian novel about a northern Anishinaabe community who must return to traditional practices to survive the collapse of their power grid during winter.   


Waubgeshig Rice talks to Shelagh Rogers about his new book Moon of the Crusted Snow.
When Waubgeshig Rice was working as a CBC journalist in Winnipeg, he heard countless stories from indigenous families who have lost loved ones through tragedy. These stories, and personal losses in his own family, inspired Rice’s sophomore novel, Legacy.

Books by Waubgeshig Rice


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