WHEELER, Jordan




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.

BOOKS:

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.

BOOKS:

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

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

[BCBW 2005]