|Artist / Storyteller Roger Deranger|
Inside the summer issue of my recent community newsletter is a beautiful story, "Luezan Tue, A Mystical Place," as told by Roger Deranger. A story verging on cathartic - wisdom united by inner peace and the sacredness of being in perfect harmony with nature.
I am forever connected to the community of Fort Chipewyan, a hamlet on the shores of Lake Athabasca. Its people are resilient in the face of many obstacles and hardships, which by-in-large is not of their own making as reported in this health report from the University of Manitoba.
|Fort Chipewyan, Alberta Canada|
This is an idyllic summer picture of my hometown, which is the subject of my newsletter. This newsletter is a pathway to examine the difficulties and celebrate the successes, which hopefully give some insight, particularly of the members of my first nation and how they cope with the adversities of the changing environment. Moreover, it is a newsletter that confronts my first nation's political issues head on to create a community conversation on issues that connect us.
If you are interested in the newsletter email me and I will provide a link to it.