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Carving Faces, Carving Lives: People of the Boreal Forest

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Book Launch:
Greenwoods’ Bookshoppe, 7925 - 104 Street, Edmonton
16 March, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Carving Faces, Carving Lives Book CoverThe Heritage Community Foundation will launch its first print publication, Carving Faces, Carving Lives: People of the Boreal Forest, on 16 March at Greenwoods’ Bookshoppe in Edmonton. This remarkable book by author and photographer Terry Garvin promises to be a valuable resource for all who seek greater understanding of traditional Aboriginal life and culture.

The publication of this book is part of a multimedia project undertaken with the support of Alberta Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Alberta Community Development, Alberta Energy, West Fraser Timber, and Talisman Energy. A related website, People of the Boreal Forest, and a poster series have also been developed.

Carving Faces, Carving Lives offers readers an intimate look at the lives of Aboriginal people who have preserved traditional hunting and trapping lifestyles in the northwest boreal forest. Beautiful full-colour photographs and revealing text describe the vast store of environmental, technological, and artistic knowledge held by those who live on northern traplines.  The book records the attempt to preserve this knowledge as an inheritance for succeeding generations growing up in a changing north. Through 240 pages of text with 345 four-colour photographs, Carving Faces, Carving Lives paints a fascinating portrait of traditional hunters and trappers and of the plants and animals that make up Canada’s northwest boreal forest.

Adriana Davies, Ph.D.
Email: adriana.davies@heritagecommunityfdn.org