Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton

British Columbia

MARGARET OLEMAUN POKIAK-FENTON is best known as the indomitable subject of four award winning children’s books about her time at residential school in the 1940s. She is very active, speaking across Canada alongside her daughter-in-law Christy Jordan-Fenton, sharing stories of resilience and the path to reclaiming her Inuvialuit cultural identity after residential school. She is a traditional language keeper, and is well known for her beadwork, embroidery, and bannock.