Richard Wagamese





Richard Wagamese

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born
in Wabasseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, Canada
October 14, 1955

gender
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Richard Wagamese is one of Canada's foremost Native authors and storytellers. Working as a professional writer since 1979 he's been a newspaper columnist and reporter, radio and television broadcaster and producer, documentary producer and the author of eleven titles from major Canadian publishers.

An esteemed public speaker and storyteller, he lives in the mountains outside of Kamloops BC with his wife, Debra Powell, and Molly the Story Dog.



Average rating: 4.22 · 4,704 ratings · 856 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Indian Horse
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Medicine Walk
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Ragged Company
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Keeper'n Me
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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One Native Life
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Dream Wheels
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For Joshua : An Ojibway Fat...
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One Story, One Song
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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A Quality Of Light
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Him Standing
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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“We need mystery. Creator in her wisdom knew this. Mystery fills us with awe and wonder. They are the foundations of humility, and humility is the foundation of all learning. So we do not seek to unravel this. We honour it by letting it be that way forever.”

The quote of a grandmother explaining The Great Mystery of the universe to her grandson.”
Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse

“When your innocence is stripped from you, when your people are denigrated, when the family you came from is denounced and your tribal ways and rituals are pronounced backward, primitive, savage, you come to see yourself as less than human. That is hell on earth, that sense of unworthiness. That's what they inflicted on us.”
Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse

“All that we are is story. From the moment we are born to the time we continue on our spirit journey, we are involved in the creation of the story of our time here. It is what we arrive with. It is all we leave behind. We are not the things we accumulate. We are not the things we deem important. We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship – we change the world, one story at a time…”
Richard Wagamese

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