The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Requests the pleasure of your company at an evening with James Bartleman and Drew Hayden Taylor at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. They will be discussing Seasons of Hope, Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor, a look back over Bartleman’s seventy years, from his childhood of poverty to becoming the Queen’s representative in Ontario. A reception will follow.
Presented by Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and IFOA.
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James Bartleman (Canada) became the first Native Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario in 2002 after a distinguished career of more than 35 years in the Canadian foreign service. He also previously served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the right Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He is the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador and a member of the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.
Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario and an award-winning playwright, journalist, short-story writer, novelist, commentator, scriptwriter and documentarian. As a writer/creator, he strives to educate and inform about issues that interfere with, reflect on and celebrate the lives of Canada’s First Nations. With around 30 books to his credit, including the series that considered First Nations’ lives through the themes of Me Funny, Me Sexy and Me Artsy, Taylor turns his attention to another genre: Science Fiction. He presents Take Us To Your Chief and Other Stories.