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Pamela Devonshire is a Canadian author and storyteller with Mohawk, British and Scottish ancestry. She is a proud member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and descendent of Chief Deserontyon. Pamela offers a compelling and creative Indigenous worldview, sharing stories about her family lineage and First Nation community.
Pamela enjoys sharing her stories with children and is inspired by their appetite to learn more about Indigenous peoples in southern Ontario. Through her workshops, children participate in hands on arts and crafts activities to make the learning fun and memorable.
I share stories that inspire the imagination and bring history to life. My stories are a tribute to my Mohawk ancestors.
Sharing Our Stories
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The history of Indigenous peoples in the Toronto area stretches back thousands of years. Oral history tells us that it was a place that linked cultures to economy. History shows us that T’karonto was a thriving centre of trade and commerce for many generations among the Mississauga, Huron, Haudenosaunee nations and other Great Lakes First Nations.
T’karonto, meaning “water where trees stand,” speaks of a time of treaty relations based on mutual respect; an era of thriving on the land and water; and, a time of peace and friendship among the people. Much of our traditional knowledge and history as we know it remains within our oral history: a history that is alive and strong today among the descendants of the original Indigenous peoples—the first Torontonians.
About Lightning Spark Books
Established in 2020, Lightning Spark Books is proudly located within T’Karonto (Toronto), Ontario. The enterprise is owned and operated by Pamela Devonshire, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. She created Lightning Spark Books to fill a gap in Haudenosaunee children’s literature.
Contact Lightning Spark Books
I love what I do and I enjoy spending time writing, speaking and researching. Please allow up to three business days for an email response from me and thank you for reaching out. I can also be contacted by using the Contact Form or by email at [email protected]
Land & Treaty Acknowledgement
I would like to acknowledge the spirit of the land and waters and the spirit of friendship among the Mississauga, Huron, Haudenosaunee and all Great Lakes First Nations. I would also like to recognize our wampum treaties, which were designed to protect, preserve and share the land, waters and resources in perpetuity among all peoples. Together, let’s remember and honour these treaties the way they were originally intended.