Roadmap: 2030; October 25 & 26, 2011; Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library

Presenter – Andre Morriseau

Andre Morriseau, Communications Officer, Chiefs of Ontario
Andre will speak in The Education Bridge on October 25th

Andre Morriseau is a freelance journalist, writer, performer, and an enthusiastic advocate and ambassador for Aboriginal arts and culture and public affairs.A member of the Fort William First Nation (Thunder Bay) where he maintains a home, Mr. Morriseau is based in Toronto. Over the past decade, Andre has served on numerous boards of directors including the Ontario Arts Council, Centre for Aboriginal Media, ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Native American Journalist’s Association, Aboriginal Voices Radio Network and the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre.

In 2003 Mr. Morriseau was chosen as one of the first three recipients of Toronto’s Aboriginal Affairs Award.

Andre has gained a reputation for promoting and supporting Aboriginal arts and public affairs. As former host of Nation to Nation on Aboriginal Voices Radio, CKAV 106.5 FM, and UrbaNative at CIUT University of Toronto, he shared countless stories of Indigenous peoples and their experiences. Mr. Morriseau co-produced the CD, First House: Celebration of the Grand Opening of the New Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He has also starred in independent short films and appeared on a number of TV shows.

For the past five years Andre worked as the Secretariat for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF).  Presently he is the Chair of the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards Jury and  is the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) Communications Officer.