Tomson Highway was born near Maria Lake, Manitoba in 1951. Living a nomadic lifestyle with no access to books, television or radio, Highway’s parents would tell their children stories, kindling Highway’s life-long interest in the oral tradition of storytelling.
Tomson Highway is widely recognized for his tremendous contribution to the development of Aboriginal theatre in both Canada and around the world.
In 1994, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, the first Aboriginal writer to be so honoured.
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…of Tomson Highway’s bittersweet tragicomedy Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout which has a number of performances January 11 …
…Dead White Writer on the Floor Discovery Passages Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout Gabriel Dumont Speaks Indian Myths & Legends …