Tomson Highway Receives Honorary Degree

Internationally acclaimed Cree author and playwright Tomson Highway has received an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Manitoba . His body of work includes Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing and The Rez Sisters, as well as the novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. Highway, a member of Barren Lands First Nation, was born on the Manitoba-Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters.