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Anishinaabe Oral Tradition with Rene Andre Meshake

September 30, 2021

To honour the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join us on top of the hill for Anishinaabe Oral Tradition with Rene Andre Meshake. Rene will present a combination of written and oral storytelling as well as accompanying music.

About Rene Andre Meshake:

Rene Andre Meshake is an Anishinaabe elder, visual and performing artist, award-winning author, storyteller, flute player, new media artist and a Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He works to fuse Ojibwe and English words into his stories, poetry and spoken word performances, Rene communicates his Ojibwe spiritual heritage to the contemporary world. He was born in the railway town of Nakina in Northwestern Ontario and was raised by his Okomissan grandmother. His education includes: Anishinaabe oral tradition, language, arts and culture. Rene has a diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College and a certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. Rene’s body of artwork, stories and his flute improvisations create a strong, expressive, and entertaining presentation for an ever-increasing audience. He also has an active on-line and performing presence as a Funky-Elder.

Missed the event? Catch a excerpt of Rene’s performance on our Youtube channel @guelphmuseums:


September 30, 2021
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Guelph Civic Museum
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Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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