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Lynda Gray

Lynda Gray is a member of the Tsimshian Nation on the Northwest Coast of B.C (Gisbutwada / Killerwhale Clan). She was born in Prince Rupert, but has lived in East Vancouver since she was six months old. Lynda is the proud mother of two adult children: Northwest Coast artist Phil Gray and PhD candidate Robin Gray. She and her children have learned much about their Tsimshian culture and community from their participation in the Lax Xeen Dance Group based in Vancouver, BC.

Lynda is an active member of the First Nations community. Her work is grounded in a strong belief in community development, youth empowerment, and culture as therapy. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from UBC, is the Executive Director of the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA), and serves on many community Boards and Committees.

First Nations 101
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

First Nations 101 is an easy to read primer that provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people. It is packed with more than 70 subjects including veterans, youth, urbanization, child welfare, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, feminism, the medicine wheel, Two-spirit (LGBTQ), residential schools, the land bridge theory, and language preservation. Author Lynda Gray endeavors to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people, and ultimately calls upon all of us - individuals, communities, and governments - to play active roles in bringing about true reconciliation between First Nations and non-First Nations people.

288 pages

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text