The work of Noreen Kruzich

Author, First Nation/Metis Historical & Genealogical Researcher~
Documentaries,Museum Exhibits,Historical materials 
                            Fiction & Non-Fiction Writing Teacher

About Noreen

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, Ottawa (June 2011 non-fiction literary historical book)

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, (Riverside Publishing) March 2007

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

Uncovering Ontario The Country Connection Magazine, Spring 2003 #42 1017 words

The Gaggle Sisters River Tour (Review), Independently Reviewed, Fall 2003

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 Reading Assessment

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

O, Canada!  The look of the book is as varied as the country?s landscape, culture and language.  Society of Children?s Book Writer?s & Illustrators,  May/June 2001  200 words

Early Naturalist Inspires Trail  Seasons Magazine,  Winter 2000 Vol 40 #4 200 words

Fading Voices of a North Country  Society of Children?s Book Writers & Illustrators,  300 Words

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

New England and Area Hogan Pros  Ben Hogan Open July 1991  600 words

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: North Detroit suburb/Life Style Section (1980?s)


This is a partial list of Publishing Credits in print, beyond this list include broadcast material for television and radio.