Michigan Ojibwe author’s debut novel to be adapted for Netflix

Apr 6, 2021

Angeline Boulley, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, released her debut novel, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” in March. The book will also be adapted for a series on Netflix. 

HigherGrounds Productions, the company developed by President Obama, announced they are producing the series. Mickey Fisher is adapting the book with Wenonah Wilms, who wrote “Horsehead Girls” and is also Ojibwe.

 

Angeline Boulley, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, spoke with IPR’s Kendra Carr about her inspiration for the book and what’s changed since the idea first appeared to her while attending high school in northern Michigan.