Edmund Metatawabin

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

Edmund Metatawabin is a Cree writer, educator, activist and the former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation. Metatawbin is the author of Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History, Harvesting: Cree Hunting and Gathering Techniques, and Hanaway. A residential school survivor, he is committed to education and the rediscovery of Cree heritage. Every year, he takes young people on a 300-mile rafting expedition to experience the pristine environment, visit abandoned communities and old cemeteries and to listen to their history and discover legendary characters and wildlife.

Metatawabin received an honorary doctorate of Education on June 10, 2015.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Edmund Metatawabin