Sherry Lawson (nee Douglas), a storyteller, is the middle daughter of an Ojibway father and Algonkian mother. Raised on the Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation near Orillia in the very lean 1950’s and 60’s, Sherry continues to live her life by the teachings of her father, paternal grandmother, and ancient community. Trained in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies and Anthropology, Sherry has held interesting positions for municipal, provincial and federal governments, and has won numerous awards for her volunteer work.
Sherry is the author of two autobiographical books, “I’ve Been Shot At, What’s Your Excuse?” and “Don’t Stand Too Close! You Might Get Some On You.”
A sought-after public speaker and now a grandmother of three, Sherry believes it important to leave behind a record of the stories of her people, the great Ojibway. She will be sharing her stories with us on the second evening of the Symposium.