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About the Poet: Albert Dumont

Albert Dumont, Algonquin, Kitigan Zibi. 

Presently Albert is on the Grandparents Counsel for Well Living House, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. For ten years he worked as Spiritual Advisor for the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Parole Board of Canada and Correctional Services Canada.  

Albert has begun a two year tenure as Poet Laureate of Ottawa. He is an activist, a volunteer and a poet who has published 5 books of poetry and short stories. In recognition for his work as an activist and volunteer on his ancestral lands (Ottawa and Region) Albert was presented with a Human Rights Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 2010. In January 2017, he received the DreamKEEPERS Citation for Outstanding Leadership. Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Indigenous spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples particularly those as they affect the young. 

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