Kenn Pitawanakwat

Kenn Pitawanakwat, an Indian day school survivor, traditional healer, and Anishinaabe language professor, photographed with his late- son.

WIKWEMIKONG UNCEDED INDIAN RESERVE, ON (September 16, 2016)–The Wikwemikong Public Library is hosting a book talk with local Anishinaabe author Kenn Pitawanakwat, on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.  The event celebrates the publication of “When My Son Died”, the story of a grieving father’s journey to healing.

Pitawanakwat is an Indian day school survivor, a traditional healer and an Anishinaabe language professor.  His recently published work is a reflection of the difficult and enlightening path his life took, following the unexpected death of his son, in 2014.  The author and his wife, Lorraine, will be promoting his memoir at the library with a special reading, a meet-and-greet and a book signing.  Copies of the memoir will be available for sale at the event.

All community members and area residents are welcome to attend the book talk, which will take place at the library, located in the Wikwemikong High School (34 Henry Street, Wikwemikong, ON).  Additional information about the author and his novel can be found on Pitawanakwat’s website, at