|About the Book|
Donny(Wild Spirit)Blayne, was a three quarter blood, Cree First Nations, young man.After a huge argument with his father, Donny fled the small settlement area of Pukatawagan, north west of Thompson in Manitoba Canada.He initially roughed it inMoreDonny(Wild Spirit)Blayne, was a three quarter blood, Cree First Nations, young man.After a huge argument with his father, Donny fled the small settlement area of Pukatawagan, north west of Thompson in Manitoba Canada.He initially roughed it in Thompson, living in abandoned railway wagons, on a disused railway siding.In the freezing temperatures of a roaring blizzard. Donny was sought out by Taylor Harris and John Blake, who had been made aware of the young man’s plight.Shown guidance he settled in Thompson, and made a life for himself there.Donny’s story is one of a young man, driven by a love for his people, nature and his beloved Malamute Bouncer.With mentoring from Taylor Harris and John Blake, Donny knuckled down, started extracurricular studies and set himself on a path, to become one of the Manitoba Provinces most influential leaders.Donny(Wild Spirit) Blayne was known to his tribal friends as(Achachak). Donny was Gay, but he kept his leanings totally to himself.As time moved on, Donny eventually reached an age that made him, search for closer friendships.Never one to fraternise locally, his visits to Winnipeg to see his old Pukatawagan friend, Mingan (Grey Wolf). Allowed Donny to enjoy the social gay environment of the big city.Donny Blayne found Winnipeg exciting, but was always happy to return to his quiet reserved life, in Thompson.As his life took on new and demanding challenges, his near death after an episode with a polar bear, made him realise how his life had been so closeted and isolated. Opening up to his true feelings, Donny experienced the disappointment of real life, that can befall all of us. As he faced up to these frustrations and disappointments. He found something and someone that meant more than anything, he had ever experienced before.Donny’s story is one of a young man finding himself, then going on to be influential in his chosen field of endeavour.