MORISSET, Jean




Author Tags: Aboriginal Authors, Geography

With Rose-Marie Pelletier, Jean Morisset co-edited Ted Trindell: Métis Witness to the North (Pulp Press / Tillicum, 1987).

TED TRINDELL SHOWN AT RIGHT IN THE NAHANNI REGION.

Born in Bellechasse (Saint-Michel), Canada, Jean-M. Morisset was a Canadian Coast Guard sailor on ice-breakers in the Arctic and he also surveyed the tundra and boreal forests extensively in the 1960s while working for a variety of aboriginal people's associations. He was appointed to the Alaska Highway Pipeline Enquiry in 1977 and he has also studied hydro-electric power projects in northern Quebec and the Mackenzie River delta. He has travelled extensively throughout the Americas and obtained his Master's degree in geography from Laval University. He earned his Ph.D from University of Liverpool for his study of the Titicaca region of Peru. As an academic he has taught at University of Victoria, Laval University, University of Montreal and University of Quebec. With specific research interest in Brazil and Guyana, he has also studied relations between Haiti and Quebec. Morriset was invited to attended the investiture of Haiti's President Aristide as a result. He is a member of the Association Brésilienne de littérature comparée (Rio), the Groupe de recherche sur la littérature de voyage (Paris), the Institut International de Géopoétique (Trébeurden, France), the board of directors of the Cidihca (Montréal) and the co-founder of Portage - Institut de Géopoétique du Monde-Nouveau (Montréal/Port-au-Prince).

BOOKS:

Les chiens s'entre-dévorent÷ Indiens, Blancs et Métis dans le Grand Nord canadien (Montréal, Nouvelle Optique).

L'Identité usurpée--L'Amérique écartée, Vol. 1 (Montreal: Nouvelle Optique, 1985)

Ted Trindell: Métis Witness to the North (Pulp Press / Tillacum, 1987). Co-editor.

L'Homme de Glace: Navigations et autres géographies (Montreal: Éditions du Cidihca, 1995)

La Grande Rivière de Canada (Montreal, Paris: Leméac/Actes Sud)

[BCBW 2004]