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Rob is offering both in-person and virtual sessions for the 2023-24 school year and is open to travel.

Rob’s presentations are one of a kind! They include in-person and virtual interaction with museum quality artifacts (seven foot long narwhal tusk, walrus skull/tusks, harpoons, carvings, snow glasses, ulus, beadwork, babybelts, Gwich’in wedding gloves and much more!), discussion of Arctic cultures, animals, climate/climate change, reconciliation, life experience and much more. Rob presents to all grades and tailors his material accordingly. Born in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, his father served in the R.C.M.P and his mother was of Indigenous heritage. He has lived in and traveled to communities in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Rob was an elected hamlet councilor in Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, served as the chairperson of the Inuvik Women’s Shelter, sat on the Inuvik Youth Circle Sentencing Committee and received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022. Rob’s third novel Arctic Thunder was runner-up for the Golden Eagle Book Award in 2012 and named as “one of the 100 books that make you proud to be Canadian” by the CBC.

Virtual visit fees: $150 for a single 60 minute session, $300 for two 60 minutes sessions (half day), $600 for four 60 minute sessions (full day).
In-person visit fees: $300 for two 60-75 minutes sessions (half day), $600 for four 60-75 minute sessions (full day).


Arctic Thunder Dundurn Group 2010 – 1st runner up Golden Eagle Book Award, CBC 100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian.

Mystery at Shildii Rock Dundurn Group 2007- Nominated Golden Eagle Book Award.

Napatsi  Les editions du Soleil de minuit 2002

Napachee Beach Holme Publishing 1999


“Adult readers should not be put off by the fact that this is a young adult novel; it is a good Arctic read for anyone.”

The Deakin Review of Children's Literature, University of Alberta