DUANE BURTON

Video producer; researcher and writer

I am a video producer; researcher and writer, with a background in geography, social work and cross cultural education.  Being invited to produce videos on Aboriginal issues has been the most challenging and rewarding, and I continue to be a student of teachings from Native Oral Traditions.

“Reading the River: A Traveller’s Companion to the North Saskatchewan River” was an award winning book published by Coteau Books in 2005 – “An Extraordinary look at an Extraordinary River”.  Writer Candace Savage wrote “Myrna Kostash and Duane Burton catch the North Saskatchewan River in full literary flood as a river of stories, poetry and romance.”

Most recently I am producing a series of videos on Alberta’s pioneer social workers for the Alberta College of Social Workers.

I really like the idea of honoring the history and legacy of the Ortona with this web project and I feel privledged to be a part of it.   Curious and interesting people drop by when I am at work and I enjoy giving them a historical tour  and also introducing them to the curious and interesting people who work here!