Noreen Kruzich is a freelance researcher, with an exclusive focus on First Nation/Metis Genealogy and Social History, and also research for documentaries, museum exhibits. She has a column in the Madawaska Highlander entitled “Our Home on Native Land”, which features FN/Metis people and places across the Ottawa Valley. She is the author of The Ancestors are Arranging Things… a journey on the Algonkin Trail (Borealis Press/Ottawa/2011). She was an historical researcher on the documentaries, Trick or Treaty directed by Alanis Obomsawin and Colonization Road directed by Michelle St. John – both winning historical research awards.
Noreen is a former investigative reporter for CBS, ABC and NPR affiliates and former communications officer for the Red Cross. She is a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and student with the Institute of Genealogical Studies and a researcher listed with Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.
Noreen has spent time learning the Algonquin language, and enjoys First Nation celebrations, events, teachings and workshops. Her own heritage goes back to the Governor of the Plimoth Colony and to Jamestown, Virginia and Pocahontas, while her paternal roots lead to Croatia.
Check out Noreen’s blog on this site!
Noreen currently lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario on the Madawaska River.
Print Publishing Credits
The Cradle Rocks While the Grandfathers of Our Country Tell Their Stories, Ontario Rivers Alliance, July 2014
The Ancestors Are Arranging Things, a journey on the Algonkin Trail, Borealis Press,
Recovering the American Eel,Running River Man, Anishinabek News, December 2011
Golden Lake looks at hiking trail opportunity,Footprints in Time, Anishinabek News, December 2011
Algonquin?s Moose: An Update, Algonquin Provincial Park- The Raven, June 2010
In Wolf Howl Hollow, Measurement Incorporated, November 2008
In Wolf Howl Hollow, Houghton Mifflin Company, (
In Wolf Howl Hollow, ETS Educational Testing Service, June 2005
Beyond a Legend, The Country Connection Magazine, Spring 2005 #49 2,570 words
Beyond a Legend, The Madawaska Highlander, June/July 2005 Vol. 2 issue 5 2,570 words
Creating Time, The Country Connection Magazine, Autumn 2004 #47 2,500 words
Going Loony at Camp The Cousteau Society?s ?Dolphin Log? for Kids (now Cousteau Kids) May/June 2002 420 words
A Short Hike into History Cottage Life, March 2001 Vol. 14 1250 words
A Howling Good Time Boy?s Quest June/July 2001 Vol. 7 1200 words
In Wolf Howl Hollow, Boy?s Quest June/July 2001 Vol. 7 1250 words
In Wolf Howl Hollow, CTB McGraw Hill 2005, 2004, 2003 Reading Assessment
In Wolf Howl Hollow, Harcourt Assessment, Inc. 2005
In Wolf Howl Hollow, Anthology- First Time Authors-Institute of Children?s Literature/ 2003 text book
Earth, Wind and Water: Rock Faces, Ancient Pine & Peaceful Hillsides The Country Connection Magazine, Summer/Autumn 2001 #37 3,000 words
No-pim-ing The Country Connection Magazine, Summer/Autumn 2001 #37 3,000 words
Early Naturalist Inspires Trail The Country Connection Magazine, Summer/Autumn 2001 #37 200 words
Early Naturalist Inspires Trail Seasons Magazine, Winter 2000 Vol 40 #4 200 words
Fading Voices of a
In the Hardwood Canopy of the Great North, There is a Moose or Two Michigan Traveler, Spring 1995 3,000 words
In the Hardwood Canopy of the Great North, There is a Moose or Two
Above The Bridge Magazine 1995
Conservation vs. Outings Hi Sierran Magazine 1994
Inaugural Year Memories? Ben Hogan Open July 1991 2,000 words
Volunteer Reflections Ben Hogan Open July 1991 1500 words
There?s Green in that Swing?There?s Dollars in that Drive Ben Hogan 1990
Tour Tales Ben Hogan Open July 1990 2,000 words
For and About Women ? weekly column Tri-County News:
This is a partial list of Publishing Credits in print, beyond this list include broadcast material for television and radio.