Birth - Death
Order of Canada
Playwright of Cree descent. Notable plays include award-winners 'The Rez Sisters' (1986) and 'Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing' (1989). Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto (1986-1992). Member of the Order of Canada (1994). Maclean's magazine named him as one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history (2000). Recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award (2001) in the field of arts and culture. Brother of actor Rene Highway.