Tom was born in Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan on the banks of the mighty Churchill River. He attended residential school in Prince Albert. He then became a C.B.C. radio broadcaster and host of “Keewatin Country”. After a successful career in broadcasting he served as interpreter/translator for Residential School Hearings, during of which a successful collaboration of “the Boat burning project” he was offered a job and was hired as an Residential school counsellor. This gave Tom the capacity to work with former residential school students. His wealth of experience and knowledge of the land reawaken his love to speak publicly to classes and at conferences as a lecturer on the effects of the residential school experience had on his life. He was also instrumental in erecting a monument in honoring residential school survivors in La Ronge. His duties as an Residential school counsellor, included prepping clients for their hearings and translating from Cree to English and English to Cree when needed. On his spare time Tom returns to his Native Roots and enjoys boating, snowmobiling and visiting the trappline.