An Aboriginal Presence

An Aboriginal Presence

Tomson Highway

Tomson Highway was born on a trapline in northern Manitoba. His family lived off the land. Originally trained as a classical musician, he has won awards for his plays, including The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.

The first Aboriginal writer to be appointed to the Order of Canada, he helped create the Native Earth Performing Arts, an organization dedicated to Aboriginal theatre, and served as its Artistic Director for six years.

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