Dan David is writing a novel, building a creative non-fiction platform for Indigenous writers, developing a podcast, and launching a blog for Mohawk writers at Kanehsatake, Quebec.
He’s Bear Clan, a journalist, writer and journalism trainer with more than 35 years experience as a reporter and producer at CBC-TV and radio, TVOntario, Vision-TV. He He was the first-ever Chair of Diversity at Ryerson’s School of Journalism, Head of TV Training at the Institute for Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) in Johannesburg, and the Director of News at the world’s only Indigenous TV network, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
He trained Indigenous journalists at native communications societies across northern and southern Canada as well as TV broadcasters in South Africa, Indonesia, and Azerbaijan.
He won a Commonwealth Fellowship (South Pacific), earned two National Magazine Awards for literary journalism, and the Earl and Lady of Wessex Award for Aboriginal Literature. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Windspeaker, NOW and THIS Magazine.
For fun, he tours the province on bicycle, skis cross-country, kayaks, cooks Asian recipes, practices photography, and bakes breads.