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About Rene Meshake:

Rene Meshake was born in the railway town of Nakina in northwestern Ontario and was raised by his Okomissan grandmother. His training in the Anishinaabe oral tradition, arts and culture combined with his education in graphic design from Sheridan College and the Humber School for Writers make Rene’s body of work a strong, expressive and entertaining presentation for an ever-increasing audience.


Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake


Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal. 

Rene is the author/illustrator of three children’s books and four books of poetry, a storyteller, visual artist, spoken-word performer, musician and filmmaker living in Guelph. By seamlessly fusing Ojibwe and English words into his stories, poetry and spoken word performances, Rene has communicated his Ojibwe spiritual heritage to the contemporary world.

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