Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Basil H. Johnson Visiting Lecture


Wabanki Center


Organizing Officer

Mike Sockalexis


Basil H. Johnson



Project Period


Event Location

Honorarium Lecture Center

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The AIUM, a student organization, in co-sponsorship with the Wabanaki Center and the Native American Studies Program would like to request funding from The Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee for Fall 2000 to bring to the University of Maine Basil Johnston, the distinguished much honored Ojibway Native author, lecturer, essayist, storyteller and scholar. Mr. Johnston is a member of the Ethnology Department at Royal Ontario Museum and is the author of eight books. He is a storyteller of Ojibway legends and stories with humor and dignity. He is a graduate of Loyola College, Montreal, Quebec and cum laude 1954 and is recipient of the Order of Ontario, an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto. He lives at the Cape Croker Reserve in Ontario. Attached is the press release from the Beverley Slopen Literacy Agency. Mr. Johnston is predominantly concerned with the preservation of his native Ojibway culture.