Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thank you for your stories, Gil Cardinal.

Gil Cardinal is a Métis filmmaker who passed away recently. He grew up in foster care, in a non-Indigenous family, and devoted a lot of his adult life to learning about his biological family and his Métis background. I recommend all his films, but you might want to start with Foster Child, an honest and unabashedly emotional account of Cardinal’s search to connect with his family. Watch it for free on the NFB website.

Bad Endings, my first book. Forthcoming Spring 2017.


I’m so pleased to announce that I just signed the contract for my first book, a short story collection titled Bad Endings. It’s always been my hope to publish with the Anvil Press family. I’m thankful to Brian Kaufman, Karen Green, and Shazia Hafiz Ramji! Also very excited to work with Katie Green, a dear friend and fellow Peel River paddler, on the cover art.

The extremely Canadian documentary I’m in will open this February.

I think this is Joel's photo.

I think this is Joel’s photo.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but last September I paddled 500 kilometres through the Peel River Watershed with five other artists and a film crew. The doc is almost finished, and it will screen at the Arts Commons in Calgary (and probably other venues as well, nobody tells me anything) this February. Here’s the Facebook event page.

The Peel Project website.