Aboriginal mythology in speaker series’ spotlight

Award-winning Cree playwright Tomson Highway will explore Aboriginal mythology during a speaking engagement at Brock University next week.

Highway will address the role Aboriginal mythology plays in relation to issues such as environmental health and preservation, and its place in the context of world mythology.

Born on an island in Maria Lake in northwestern Manitoba, Highway grew up travelling Canada’s sub-Arctic with his family, who were nomadic caribou hunters. He is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation.

While he started his career in social work, Highway has become an internationally recognized author, playwright and musician. As well as numerous awards and nominations for his work, he was named to the Order of Canada in 1994.

Highway will be visiting the University as part of the Faculty of Education’s Distinguished Speaker Series, which will continue throughout the academic year. The event takes place Monday, Nov. 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Alphie’s Trough.

A continental breakfast will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Diane Collier at dcollier@brocku.ca by Friday, Nov. 3.

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