Harold R. Johnson Author
Monday, November 25
8:30 - 10:00
Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, Harold Johnson has worked as a marine engineer in the Canadian navy, logger, miner, fisher, trapper, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, tree planter, lawyer and author. He has a Master of Law degree from Harvard University and most recently worked as a crown prosecutor.
Mr. Johnson’s publications include five works of fiction and two of non-fiction, all of which have been shortlisted for Saskatchewan book awards. One of his non-fiction titles, Two Families: Treaties and Government, won a Saskatchewan Book Award for Aboriginal Publishing. His other work of non-fiction, Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours), was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. The Cast Stone won the Saskatchewan Book Award for fiction.
Mr. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and lives outside of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, with his wife, where he operates his family’s trap line.