We are saddened to hear of the passing of beloved author and residential (boarding) school survivor, Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton. She was 84.
“Perhaps there is no greater accomplishment in life than to have opened minds and hearts to the human experience. Margaret's stories, rooted in agency and resiliency, have had an impact on countless people. When youth learn about residential schools it is through Margaret's eyes. She continues to be a hero and an inspiration by fostering awareness through testimony,” said Rick Wilks, Annick Co-publisher.
Here are Margaret's books, co-authored with Christy Jordan-Fenton.
Writer James Heneghan died peacefully on Friday, April 23, 2021. James was a long-time member of CWILL BC, and one of Canada’s foremost authors of historical and realistic fiction for young readers, winning many prizes including the Sheila Egoff Award for children’s literature three times, and was honoured to be the recipient of the Phoenix Award in 2017 for his novel, Wish Me Luck.