Rene Meshake

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.

Artist Code: 650


Giniw: Golden Eagle

2001, 02:22 minutes, colour, English

The Walk Of Life

2001, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Ndebaa Bandan My Vision

1999, 12:00 minutes, colour, English / Anishnabe

Critical Writing

Tranz<->Tech Toronto International Media Art Biennal 2003
by Dara Gellman. Toronto: Vtape, 2003.
Church funds spiritual healing: Help offered to residential school...
by Barbara Aggerholm. The Toronto Star, June 26, 1999.