Acclaimed First Nations author Richard Wagamese received an honourary Doctor of Letters from Lakehead University on May 31.
A member of Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, Wagamese has published 13 books in his writing career.
He is known for his many books including Indian Horse, which describes the life of an Ojibwe man who, as a child, was taken from his family and his northern Ontario home and put in the residential school system.
His most recent book is Medicine Walk, a novel about the struggle between a father and son set in British Columbia.
As an indigenous person raised in a remote First Nation and on the land I am very familiar with my cultural and traditional roots. It was a steep learning...