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Waubgeshig Rice

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Waubgeshig Rice is an author and broadcast journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario. He developed a strong passion for storytelling as a child, hearing stories and teachings from elders in his home community about his Anishinaabe background. As a teenager, he began writing about some of the unique experiences he observed growing up on a reserve in Canada.

He got his first taste of journalism at the age of 17 as an exchange student in northern Germany, when he sent articles about his experiences there to Canadian newspapers. Upon return, he studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, where he received his Bachelor of Journalism in 2002. He has worked in a variety of media since, but has focused on broadcasting. He was reported for CBC News across the country and has produced radio and television documentaries for the national public broadcaster. He currently works as a video journalist for CBC Ottawa.

His debut collection of short stories, Midnight Sweatlodge, was published in 2011 by Theytus Books. The stories are raw and poignant, exploring the challenges of the young Indigenous experience in Canada. It has won numerous awards, including an Independent Publisher Book Award in 2012.

He is currently seeking a publisher for his debut novel Legacy.

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Midnight Sweatlodge. Theytus Books, 2011


Gold, Multicultural Fiction Adult, Independent Publisher Book Awards for Midnight Sweatlodge, 2012
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