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Best-selling author makes an impression on Wiikwemkoong students – Iheart Radio

Dec 21, 2023

Anishnaabe author Waubgeshig Rice, who hails from northern Ontario, inspired a classroom full of students at a high school in Wiikwemkoong on Wednesday.

Rice said when he was in high school, there weren’t many books by Indigenous authors to read. Now the best-selling writer is inspiring youth across the country, including in Wiikwemkoong.

“The threads that brought me through my youth were storytelling and culture, and they really instilled a pride in me of being Anishnaabe,” Rice said.

“Hopefully I can convey some of that to the young people here today.”

Two classes at the high school are reading his work, including his most recent novel, ‘Moon of the Turning Leaves.’

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