Indigenous Speakers Series presents Lenore Keeshig

Thursday, March 31, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Indigenous Speakers Series is honoured to present Lenore Keeshig, storyteller, poet, author, and naturalist, for our first in-person event in more than two years.

About Lenore Keeshig

Illustration of Lenore Keeshig and horse

Lenore Keeshig, a citizen of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, is a traditional storyteller, poet and author, living at Neyaashiinigmiing on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula. She works as a naturalist, providing education programs about the natural and cultural history of the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula and the Great Lakes. Lenore’s poetry has appeared in a number of anthologies. She has produced three children’s books: Bird Talk (1991), Emma and the Trees (1996), and The Truth About Nibbles (2005) co-authored with her husband, David McLaren. She is the recipient of the Living the Dream Book Award (1993) and an Author’s Award (1988).

Portrait of Lenore Keeshig and her horse by Hawlii Pichette, Urban Iskwew.

Join in person or via livestream

  • Join us in Theatre of the Arts for a limited-capacity (200 people maximum), in-person event. Masks are required. Please have your vaccination QR code ready to show.
  • Or join the event via the livestream link at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. 
  • No sign-in or registration required for in-person or livestream. 
  • This event will offer American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. If you would like to make us aware of accessibility needs, please contact Wendy Philpott

 The Indigenous Speakers Series is organized by a group of Indigenous and settler faculty, staff, and students from the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC), the Dean of Arts Office, the departments of History and Communication Arts, the Office of Indigenous Relations, and the Office of Research. The series is co-sponsored by WISC and the Faculty of Arts with the support of donors to the Arts Indigenous Initiatives fund. The series highlights the voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders from across Turtle Island, offering UWaterloo students, faculty and staff opportunities to learn from, understand, and engage with Indigenous issues.