On December 3, Métis author and MNO citizen Cherie Dimaline delivered a keynote address during the MNO Fall Cultural Gathering at Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. More photos from this event are available at the MNO’s Facebook page.
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Best-selling Métis author and Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Cherie Dimaline was a featured speaker at this year’s MNO Fall Cultural Gathering at Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. Widely recognized and acclaimed for her young adult novel The Marrow Thieves, Dimaline, is a descendant of the historic Georgian Bay Métis Community growing up along the shores of Georgian Bay.
In her presentation, Dimaline shared an excerpt from her new book, Empire of Wild, which tells the story a Métis woman’s search for her husband while a fearsome 21st century version of the ‘Rogarou’ lurks and threatens. Dimaline reflected on the importance of stories and how they can “carry home” for dispossessed peoples who have to move at a moments notice.
Please forgive our technical difficulties. There are a few small video and audio hiccups in the first minute of the video.
Posted December 17, 2019