Birds, Bannock & Bears

Event Number: 23
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00
Student groups: $9.50

Birds, Bannock & Bears

Wednesday, Oct 23
1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

In this delightful afternoon of language and learning, Wapisewsipi author Dallas Hunt (Awâsis and the World- Famous Bannock), Gitxsan author Brett Huson (The Sockeye Mother & The Grizzly Mother) and Cree-Métis author Julie Flett (Birdsong) lead kids on a fun, lively journey through the woods. When young Awâsis accidentally loses her Kohkum’s worldfamous bannock, she works together with her forest friends to recover the celebrated recipe. In the Skeena River, a grizzly bear teaches her cubs about their environment. A young girl forms a friendship with an elderly neighbour through a shared love of art and nature. Through beautiful images and dynamic presentations, the authors introduce children to Indigenous languages and cultures and enriching perspectives—making for a perfect afternoon for hungry minds and adventurous hearts.

Presented in partnership with Vancity.

Event Participants:

Julie Flett

British Columbia

Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alphabet di Michif. Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia., @flett_julie

Dallas Hunt

British Columbia

Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. He has had work published in the Malahat Review, Settler Colonial Studies, and American Indian Culture and Research. He is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literature at UBC. His first children’s book, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018, and was nominated for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award.

Brett Huson

British Columbia

Brett Huson is Gitxsan from their unceeded territory in the Northwest Interior of British Columbia. Growing up in this strong matrilineal society, Huson developed a passion for the culture, land, and politics of his people, and a desire to share their knowledge and stories. Huson has worked in the film and television industry, and is an executive board member for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and Indigenous Music Manitoba. Mothers of Xsan is his first series and he is a winner of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada award.,@thegitxsan