Meet the Authors: Leslie McCartney and Gwich'in Tribal Council: July 22

Thursday, July 22, 8:00am-9:00am
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Writing and Publishing of, 'Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of the Land' By Leslie McCartney and Gwich'in Tribal Council

Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih is an invaluable compilation of historical and cultural information based on a project originally conceived by the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute to document the biographies of the oldest Gwich’in Elders in the Gwich’in Settlement Region. Through their own stories, twenty-three Gwich’in Elders from the Northwest Territories communities of Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtshik, Inuvik, and Aklavik share their joy of living and travelling on the land. Their distinctive voices speak to their values, world views, and knowledge, while McCartney assists by providing context and background on the lives of the narrators and their communities. Scholars, students, and all those interested in Canadian/Northern history, anthropology, Indigenous Studies, oral history, or cultural geography will benefit from this critical resource.

Presenters and Authors Leslie McCartney is a cultural anthropologist specializing in oral history. She is an Associate Professor and the Curator of Oral History at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Sharon Snowshoe is the Director of the Department of Culture and Heritage with the Gwich'in Tribal Council. The Gwich’in Tribal Council is an Indigenous land claim organization responsible for protecting and advancing the interests of the Gwich’in peoples of the Gwich’in Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories and Yukon, Canada.

This is part of the Maskwacis Cultural College Microlearning Series and is open to the public. 

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