IamA Indigenous elder, survivor of the residential school system, and protector of the endangered Odawa (Ottawa) language. AMA!
Greetings. My name is Kenn Pitawanakwat and I am here to promote my first book which is called WHEN MY SON DIED. This is a true story of deep loss written from a First Nations perspective. The book details my full journey from grief to acceptance and healing.
Short bio: I have a Honours degree in Religious Studies from York University and a Master's in Individualized Studies from Northern Michigan University. It is also here where I taught the Nishinaabe language and culture for almost 8 years. My wife and I have also worked various roles with the Truth And Reconciliation Commission of Canada. I have also provided cultural grief counselling to many residential school survivors. I currently work in a elementary school in an isolated Fly-in only First Nations community.
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