18 May

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Arnolda Dufour Bowes is a spirited Metis woman from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with family ties to Sakitawak (Ile a la Crosse) and the George Gordon First Nation and Punnichy area. Her first book, 20.12m: A Life Lived as a Road Allowance Metis, is a compelling coming-of-age collection of stories based on the marginalized Road Allowance Metis. It received the Danuta Gleed Literary Award from the Writers Union of Canada in 2022 and won Best Indigenous Writer for the High Plains Awards in 2022. It was also among SaskBooks’ best-selling titles of 2021 and won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Indigenous Publishing in 2022. Her most recent book, Maggie Lou – Firefox, has earned a Starred review by Kirkus Reviews in 2024, and she is busy completing book two of this series.

Currently, she is a Playwright Resident of the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre in Saskatoon, creating a play adaptation of “Apples & Traintracks” from the book 20.12m. She is also an emerging screenwriter with a feature project, “Truthwalkers,” developed through the Whistler Film Festival, Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship.


Contact info:

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Join us to celebrate the opening of Apples and Train Tracks, the debut exhibition by author and playwright Arnolda Dufour Bowes

This event is public and free with admission to the park!

From 12-2pm in the Greg Gallery, this event will feature a fiddle performance, artist talk, and refreshments. Experience this unique sensory installation, then jump in to Wanuskewin’s public programming with a guided trail walk at 2pm.

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