Aaron Paquette – Lets do something awesome!

aaron paquette lightfinder

aaron paquette lightfinderEDMONTON – So let’s do something awesome.

First, for the next 10 days I’ll be talking A LOT about my debut novel, ‘Lightfinder’.

It’s because I think it can help increase literacy and make a little bit of history.

So please forgive me in advance for the onslaught of posts for the next little while.

And please SHARE them. Let’s get the word out.

I’d love to see this book open on the Globe and Mail’s bestseller list. It would be the first time in history a YA fantasy novel written by an Indigenous author, starring Indigenous characters, gets such sudden, nationwide attention.

I feel that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will read this book, even those who never really took an interest in reading before. That’s pretty magic.

Second, please tell your schools, libraries and communities that they should have this book. I will give them a big discount and even arrange to visit for readings, workshops, what have you. Every kid should get a book.

Third, remember that when you buy a book, you get $1200 worth of art in return and a chance to win a $500 painting by me.

That is just an insanely great deal. There’s no other way to look at it. Sometimes I wonder if I just changed everything by offering it.

You should make this your book club selection, make it your gifts this year, buy a whole box to use as a fancy stool. Lol

Anyway, thank you for your patience. Thank you for sharing the word. And thank you for continuing to inspire me every day to do better and better.

Hiy hiy


Ps. Here are the details on those deals I mentioned:

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Aaron Paquette is one of Canadaʼs premiere First Nations artists known for his bright colours, strong lines and for sharing new ways of looking at age-old experiences and beliefs. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Aaron has been creating art for the past 20 years. He apprenticed and has become both a Cathedral Stained Glass artist and a Goldsmith, influences of which can be seen in the line and structure of his paintings – displayed in various galleries throughout the country. Aaron is also an experienced facilitator, trainer and engaging public speaker. He has worked with the Royal Conservatory’s adjunct program -Learning Through the Arts- as both a Mentor Artist and as the First Nations Representative and Consultant in Alberta. This experience focused on providing the skills and background knowledge for infusing differentiated learning within the general curriculum in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Aaron has collaborated with Ministries, Teachers’ Associations, and various community members and teachers, providing region wide teacher workshops and in- school experiences related to the art curriculum that also provide an FNMI perspective. Through this collaboration, he also provides student workshops, professional development sessions and artist-in- residence programs. A skilled communicator, Aaron has worked with Alberta Education in reconciliation, specifically between communities and school administration. He has worked for years with the Edmonton Public School Board with both in-class sessions and special sessions for promising young artists. The Catholic School Boards in the Central and Northern Alberta region have also enlisted Aaron in many projects ranging from elementary school visits that tie art into curricular learning to mural painting with High School students.