Award-winning Author, Journalist and Storyteller Richard Wagamese



On the first half of the program, author, journalist and storyteller Richard Wagamese joined Indigenous Waves host Susan Blight in the studio via phone last week to share about his experience with the 60s scoop, finding his identity in storytelling and writing and the process of honouring the story. “You never know when a story is going to walk right up and introduce itself”


Richard Wagamese is Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Working as a professional writer since 1979 he’s been a newspaper columnist and reporter, radio and television broadcaster and producer, documentary producer and the author of eleven titles from major Canadian publishers, including a new novel, Indian Horse, published in early 2012. Richard has been awarded multiple titles for his work, and conducts writer’s retreats from his home in Kamloops where he lives with his wife, Debra Powell, and Molly the Story Dog.


Playlist from second half of the show:


Mari Boine – Gula Gula

Tanya Tagaq w Cris Derksen & DJ Michael Red – Live in Puebla Mexico

Whitefish Bay Singers – Flag Song

Pura Fe – 4 Daughters


This show originally aired Monday November 12, 2012


Photo Credit: Indigenous Waves Producer Jamaias DaCosta

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