Rene Andre Meshake is an author/illustrator, a storyteller, visual artist, spoken-word performer, musician and filmmaker living in Guelph, Ontario. By seamlessly fusing Ojibwe and English words into his stories, poetry and spoken word performances, Rene communicates his Ojibwe spiritual heritage to the contemporary world.
He was born in the railway town of Nakina in Northwestern Ontario and was raised by his Okomissan grandmother. He has been influenced by the Anishinaabe oral tradition, language and culture, a diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College and a certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers.
Rene’s body of art work and his personal life experiences create a strong, expressive, and entertaining presentation for an ever-increasing audience.
by . The Toronto Star, June 26, 1999.