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Event #1256

A Celebration of Northern Authors


Monday, May 31, 2021

14:00 - 15:30
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Indigenous programming , Northern Relations , University of Alberta , Accessible event
English | anglais
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Closed captioning in English
Closed captioning in French
Simultaneous interpretation in French
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Please join us as Tlicho author Richard Van Camp hosts an event showcasing the talents of northern authors Dennis Allen, Antoine Mountain, Tanya Roach, and Katlia Lafferty. We're going to have a lot of fun and we would be honoured if you could join us. Mahsi cho.

Dennis Allen is an award winning filmmaker, accomplished writer, recording artist, and hopeless story-teller. Born and raised in Inuvik NWT, Dennis apprenticed under his Inuvialuit father and Gwich’in mother. He carries on a tradition which is steeped in his culture.

Antoine Mountain is Dene, North American First Nations, originally from Rádeyı̨lı̨kóé (Fort Good Hope) in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Born to a very artistic family, he grew up around their crafts – sculpting, beading, sewing and even quillwork. He is the author of “From Bear Rock Mountain: The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor.”

Tanya Roach is a writer and Inuit throat singer living in Yellowknife, NT. She has written for literary magazines, judged the 2018 CBC short story contest and been a cultural advisor for documentary series on CBC.

Katłįà Lafferty is a trailblazing female northern Dene novelist who specializes in intellectual property law with a focus on literary copyright to mitigate ongoing colonial cultural appropriation and Indigenous victimization in storytelling narratives.