Author Tags: Aboriginal Authors

Born in Victoria, Winnipeg-based Jordan Wheeler has primarily written for Canadian television since the early 1980s. Of Cree, Ojibwa, Assiniboine and European descent, he is a member of the Gordons First Nations in Saskatchewan. He lived with his family at Great Central Lake during the 1960s and edited a First Nations newspaper in the early 1990s. For four seasons he produced scripted for North of 60. He was a mentor for the Ahousaht Arts Festival in 2005.


Brothers in Arms (Pemmican, 1989, 1992). Three novellas consisting of Hearse in Snow, in which two brothers are forced into confrontation while trapped in a hearse in a blizzard with their dead father lying in a casket; Red Waves in which a journalist hunts down a Native terrorist group, then finds his older brother among them; and Exposure, in which a terminally ill man returns to the reserve with his brother to reconstruct their childhood home, but discovers he's unwanted there.


Adventure on Thunder Island (Lorimer & Co., 1991). With Edna King.

Chuck in the City (Theytus Books, 2000). Illustrated by Bill Cohen.

[BCBW 2005]