“Both history and culture are important facets for a people to protect. One of the ways of doing this is through storytelling.” –David D Plain*
He tempts us with a book launch invitation and a free bowl of Indian corn soup. I smile. I’ve never tasted corn soup before but we’re here (at the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) to support David D Plain, a local indigenous writer, and to learn more about his sixth book A Brief History of the Saugeen Peninsula (Trafford Publishing, 2018).
At first, the banquet room appears empty. I didn’t think I was that early. Where was that free soup? (Teasing here!)