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Office of Aboriginal Initiatives

WATERLOO CAMPUS: Rene Meshake (Part of the Elder's Teachings Series)

at the ASC
Sep 18/13


Date: Sep 18/13
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Aboriginal Student Centre, 187 Albert Street
Cost: FREE

This Month’s Topic:
A traditional Ojibwe flute performance and birch bark canoe presentation in Ojibwe language and symbolism. The whole experience is engaging with storytelling, mixing flute and bilingual Ojibwe/English languages in a story.

Rene Andre Meshake is the author/illustrator of 2 children’s books and 2 books of poetry, a storyteller, visual artist, spoken-word performer, musician and filmmaker living in Guelph, Ontario.  By seamlessly fusing Ojibwe and English words into his stories, poetry and spoken word performances, Rene has communi9cated his Ojibwe spiritual heritage to the contemporary world.  He was born in the railway town of Nikina in Northwestern Ontario and was raised by his Okomissan grandmother.   His training in the Anishinaabe oral tradition, arts and culture combined with his education in Graphic Design from Sheridan College and the Humber School for Writers make Rene’s body of work a strong, expressive and entertaining presentation for an ever-increasing audience. 

Contact: Melissa Ireland
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