Member Profile

Kenn Pitawanakwat

Photo: Marlene Finn-Wolfman 2017

No parent should have to bury their child. Kenn Pitawanakwat lost his first born child to a snowmobile tragedy that left Kenn clawing for answers and meaning. Unable to find relevant indigenous cultural material, Kenn went on to publish his story in a memoir “When My Son Died.”  Kenn’s memoir is an open discourse into health and well-being. His child’s story is designed to elicit health, wellness, and to be shared with others. “My work is [not] done here” as his child said.  Kenn Pitawanakwat’s “When My Son Died” is a practicum Kenn applies to facilitate a safe, caring, and non-judgemental loving forum for grief expression.  Kenn Pitawanakwat guides and shares his story of recovery through Indigenous Grief Workshops, Healing Circles, and Individual Counselling. www.kennpitawanakwat.com          

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

When My Son Died. www.kceditions.ca, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
as needed
Genre:
fiction,non-fiction, memoir, Indigenous, Ottawa Language/culture
Grades:
1-12 baccalaureate, post baccalaureate - PH.d.
Audience size:
any size
Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$negotiable
Two sessions:
$negotiable
Three sessions:
$negotiable
Four sessions:
$negotiable
One session:
$$negotiable
Two sessions:
$negotiable
Three sessions:
$negotitiable
Four sessions:
$negotiable
GST:
GST not applicable