Jordan Wheeler -- Book LaunchThursday Jun 13 2013 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove
Launch of Digital Ogichida (Ningwakwe Learning Press).
Kevin Davis is twenty-something, smart and strong – he wants to blend into contemporary Canadian society and enjoy everything it has to offer. Circumstances, however, dictate otherwise. Skilled at navigating the virtual world, Kevin finds himself at protests and blockades because of a girl and along the way rediscovers his real-world First Nation roots. Almost reluctantly, he becomes an accidental activist and a leader for his own generation. His story has love, suspense and intrigue – a digital warrior at home in both worlds.
From the George Gordon First Nation, Jordan Wheeler’s been writing professionally since 1982 and working in film and television since 1984. Among his numerous writing credits are the books Brothers In Arms and Just A Walk and, as a scriptwriter and story editor, the TV series Arctic Air, North of 60, The Rez’, and renegadepress.com. Wheeler has been nominated for and won numerous awards including a scriptwriting Gemini in 2006 for an episode of renegadepress.com. When not writing he teaches scriptwriting, story edits, tells stories and plays golf. Born in Victoria in 1964, Wheeler has two kids – Cam and Kaya. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Kim and stepchildren Maggie and Katarina.