New York Times bestselling author and Michigan native Angeline Boulley visited local schools in New Buffalo with the support of CMF member the Pokagon Fund.
Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, talked about the process of creating her number-one New York Times best-seller “Firekeeper’s Daughter.”
During the visits, Boulley read several passages from her novel and as an alma mater of New Buffalo high school, she discussed how a pair of experiences at the school helped her write the novel.
As a part of CMF’s internal book club, CMF staff read and discussed Boulley’s novel.
Last week, Boulley led an interactive session for CMF members focusing on youth voice and the importance of storytelling. During the session, she introduced an Indigenous framework for the Hero's Journey through Medicine Wheel teachings from her Ojibwe community.
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