Photos: David A. Robertson - © Amber Green, book covers - © Little Tiger, Publishing House 

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David A. Robertson, an award-winning Cree author and public speaker from Winnipeg, Canada will be on tour in Germany

Photo: © Amber Green

The tour is organized by the German publishing house "Little Tiger" - Several of his books are available in German language

You will find the tour schedule underneath the book descriptions.

Book cover: © Little Tiger Publishing House
Link - Please, click on the photo


"Als wir allein waren" - English title: "When we were alone"


"A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As the girl asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away."

Description reference source and book in English:

For more information please click on the i-symbol

"Die weite Steppe - Misewa Saga, Band I"
"Der große Bär - Misewa Saga, Band II"

We received the following invitation:

The Embassy of Canada in Germany invites you
to a discussion and reading with Cree author David A. Robertson,

moderated by Dr. Geneviève Susemihl

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 18h (doors open 17:30h)

Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

The event will be followed by a reception. 

David A. Robertson is an award-winning Cree author from Winnipeg, Canada, who writes books for children, youth and adults in various genres. His works often grapple with difficult and violent aspects of Indigenous experience, including the former Residential School system in Canada.

His illustrated books for children include When We Were Alone and On the Trapline. Works for youth include the graphic novel Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, as well as The Reckoner Trilogy and The Misawa Saga series. For adult readers, he has written the memoir Black Water: Family, Legacy and Blood Memory and, most recently, the novel The Theory of Crows.

Robertson will discuss these works in the context of the process of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples taking place across Canada today. Given a major Indigenous Tourism showcase taking place at the Embassy one day earlier, he will also discuss this growing phenomenon and how it relates to his own aim of communicating Indigenous history and culture to readers all around the world.

This event will be in the English language. 

Please register via Eventbrite:

Tour Schedule

November 6, 2023
10:00 a.m. (internal event)
English school class reading from „The Barren Grounds - MISEWA-Saga Vol. 1"
Linden-Museum, Hegelplatz 1, Stuttgart

November 7, 2023

9:00 a.m. (internal event)
School class reading from „The Barren Grounds - MISEWA-Saga Vol. 1“

6:15 p.m.

„(Re)storying Indigenous Worlds: Meet the author David A. Robertson“

University of Tübingen, Brechtbau, H 037, Wilhelmstr. 50

In cooperation with the German-American Institute Tübingen and the American Studies Department of the University of Tübingen. Further information:

November 8, 2023

1:00 p.m.

David A. Robertson
Award-Winning Indigenous Popular Fiction Author from Canada
Lecture, Author Reading, Q&A

Moderation: Dr. Moritz Ingwersen
In cooperation with the TU Dresden

More details will follow

November 9, 2023

6:00 p.m.

(doors open 5:30 p.m.)

Discussion and reading with Cree author David A. Robertson

Embassy of Canada in Germany, Leipziger Platz 17, Berlin
Prior registration required (

For more information, please take a look at the invitation above.

November 10, 2023

10:00 a.m. (internal event)

Bilingual school class reading from „The Barren Grounds - MISEWA-Saga Vol. 1"
Kinderbuchhaus im Altonaer Museum, Museumstraße 23

4:00 p.m.

Bilingual reading from „The Barren Grounds - MISEWA-Saga Vol. 1“,
followed by author talk and Q&A

MARKK - Museum am Rothenbaum, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, Hamburg

For more information and interview requests, please contact: 

Laura Siegismund

Gifkendorf Nr. 38
21397 Gifkendorf
Phone +49 (0) 4137-7207

Contact by e-mail


Link to the website of the author David A. Robertson:

The event announcement we had received from "Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg" (Museum of Culture and City History in Duisburg) about the exhibition "The North American Indian – Fascination and staging in the photographies of Edward Curtis" has been moved to the archive, because the text contains interesting information about the work of Edward Curtis.

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