Albert Dumont, “South Wind”, is a Poet, Storyteller, Speaker, and an Algonquin Traditional Teacher. He was born in traditional Algonquin Territory (Kitigan Zibi). He has been walking the “Red Road” since commencing his sobriety in 1988. He has published five books of poetry and short stories and two children’s books, written in three languages. Several organizations, both native and non-native, are currently featuring his poetry in their promotions, among them are the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Native Veterans Association.

Ottawa’s Poet Laureate – April 2021. Currently Albert Dumont is part of the Grandparents Counsel for Well Living House, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto (since September 2017). From October 2016 to February 2020 he served his community as one of 13 Elders on the Elders Advisory Committee of the Ministry of the Attorney General. He worked as Elder for the Parole Board of Canada at Elder Assisted Hearings from November 2013 to March 2017. He was the Spiritual Advisor for Aboriginal offenders of J Unit at Millhaven Institution from October 2010 to October 2013.  He has served with the Ottawa Native Concerns Committee since 1993 and also served with the Ottawa and District Injured Workers Group for six years (he is a survivor of construction accident). He was awarded the Public Service Alliance of Canada – National Capital Region (PSAC NCR) 2010 Human Rights Recognition Award. In January 2017 he received the DreamKEEPERS Citation for Outstanding Leadership.

Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Indigenous spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples, particularly the young. He is the father of three daughters (one died at childbirth) and grandfather of five grandchildren.

Albert is the Founder of Turtle Moons Contemplations.

He is available to perform Ceremonies, as a Speaker, and as a Spiritual Advisor. Contact us at info.albert.dumont@gmail.com for books and booking.

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  1. Louise Logue says:

    Hi Albert,
    I am just writing to say hello and to say how grateful I am for all the wonderful work you do in helping people who are suffering to heal! You are an amazing Elder and someone who makes us all so deeply proud!
    I hope our paths cross soon….
    In peace and friendship
    Louise Logue

  2. gael eakin morton says:

    Albert, I was honored and pleased to meet you on February 5th . I found the whole day very rewarding and productive. You were the guiding force in the Circle of Care and your words of wisdom helped set the tone. I enjoyed talking to you over lunch. Here I am on your website reading your poetry and seeing your artwork! All the best, Gael

  3. Tanya Clavette says:

    To my Dear friend Albert,I want you to know i feel so proud and honored to have you as my elder,having you in my circle of care was very heart warming and listening to you in the circle was very rewarding to me and i will hold that close to my heart forever,i pray to the creator when i have a chance to reunite with my other 3 children that you will be by my side for the guidance and strength and above all the knowlegde to help me through the moment,i would be so honord and proud for you to be by my side for that moment.I thank you from the bottom of my heart for you’re healing word’s and pure wisdom,you are a very wonderful man and have a lot in you’re heart to offer the whole world,,,i truely hope our path’s cross again,you’re friend forever Tanya,,peace and love

    • Sonny Ny Tom Francis says:

      Right on Tanya, I found him…vert Honored man, I want to hear his wisdom too, you can hear the Ancestors through them when he speaks….

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  5. The native community of the Americas can truly be proud of such a communicator and steward for positive and creative transformation into a clean energy globe that is in harmony with Nature and imbibed with the wisdom developed, in peace, by forerunner trail blazers for tens of thousands of years.

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  7. Laurie Lloyd says:

    Thank you so much for your kind and wise words in honour of Prince Philip during the Canadian national commemorative ceremony. As others have noted you are clearly a spiritual man, the kind of elder the world needs now more than ever. Bless you, Meegwetch.

  8. Sheila Minogue-Calver says:

    Just read about your appointment as.Ottawa Poet Laureate! Félicitations! Congratulations. I think you will make poetry come alive in this city! I just found out there was a man named Albert Dumont. I look forward to your writings and making poetry shine in Ottawa.
    Sheila Minogue-Calver

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