Vikings on a Prairie Ocean
The Saga of a Lake, a People, a Family and a Man
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Great Plains Publications
Well-known mediator and lawyer, Glenn Sigurdson blends personal memoir, family history and Icelandic lore in a unique and wide-ranging autobiography. Vikings on a Prairie Ocean brings to life the people and places of Lake Winnipeg since the arrival of the Icelandic settlers to its shores in 1875 through the engaging lens of a family legacy of fishing on those waters. The perils of summer and winter fishing on an unpredictable and unforgiving lake are interwoven with accounts of Aboriginal partnerships, colourful characters, and a proud, resilient family.
A native of Riverton Manitoba, Glenn Sigurdsonís background includes experience as a mediator, lawyer, facilitator and negotiator. He is an adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and is the co-author of Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Priniciples into Practice. He lives in British Columbia.