OccupationFirst Nations chief, writer Notable worksUp Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Honorary degree recipient edmund metatawabin
Edmund Metatawabin is a Canadian First Nations chief and writer, whose 2014 memoir Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2014 Governor General's Awards.
A former chief of the Fort Albany First Nation in Ontario, he published Up Ghost River, cowritten with journalist Alexandra Shimo, as a memoir of his childhood experience in Canada's Indian residential schools system. He currently lives in his self-made log house in Fort Albany Ontario.
Edmund metatawabin receives honorary doctorate from university of sudbury