Al Hunter Al Hunter is the author of Spirit Horses, a book of poetry published by Kegedonce Press in 2001. It is now in its second printing. Al's forthcoming book of poetry, Songs from the Marrow, is scheduled for publication in 2008.
In 2006, Al was one of two writers from North America invited to the 16th International Poetry Festival of Medellin in Colombia, South America, the largest poetry festival in the world. In 2007 he found he had wandered back to Duluth and figures it must be the water.
Al Hunter is a former Chief of the Rainy River First Nations and a grateful citizen of the Anishinaabe Nation within Treaty 3. He is a proud member of the Caribou clan whose roles and responsibilities include reconciliation, peacemaking, and the preservation of artistic, creative traditions of the Anishinaabeg.
He has four children, three step-children and 8 grandchildren.
He has worked as a land claim negotiator, researcher, high school counselor, college and university instructor, professional facilitator, community development specialist, healing and wellness coordinator, independent consultant, and communications and environmental issues advisor to First Nation's communities and governments. He is also considered a treaty expert.
Al Hunter earned a BA from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN in 1997. Presently, he is the Project Coordinator of Native Teachers for the Seventh Generation at The College of St. Scholastica.