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Winterfest – Storytelling with Indigenous artist Will Morin
February 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Storytelling with Indigenous artist Will Morin
Sunday, February 2, 2020
11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Carnegie Room
Admission free. No registration required
Join us for story time with Indigenous artist and performer Will Morin. Using props and asking for audience participation to enhance storytelling, Morin will relay traditional Anishinaabek Kinoomaagewin/Ojibway teachings.
Will Morin is a Passionate Problem Solver, Energetic Educator, Anishinaabe mixed-media artist and Indigenous Cultural Consultant. He is an award winning visual artist international recognized Anishinaabe Storyteller. He is of Ojibway/Scottish/French Canadian ancestry, a member of the Michipicoten First Nation, where he lives and works in Northern Ontario with his wife Robin and their four children. Morin obtained a BFA from NSCAD in Halifax and a BA in Native Studies, a B.Ed (Aboriginal Teachers Certification Program) from Nipissing University and a MA in Humanities from Laurentian University. He is presently working on an Inter-disciplinary Human Studies PhD. Morin was trained as a Medical Assistant when he served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the first Gulf War. Morin has also taught Visual Arts at Cambrian College, Sault College & White Mountain Academy of the Arts. His main passion is Indigenous traditional knowledge and stories. He has taught Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Language Fundamentals at all grade levels with the Sudbury Catholic District School. Currently a Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Sudbury Dept of Indigenous Studies for 20 years. Morin also provides his cultural and artistic knowledge as a Cultural Advisor (Knowledge Carrier / Elder) for Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture, while conducting Indigenous Cultural Awareness training for Institutions / Industries / Service Providers / and government agencies.