Elder Annie Evans speaks on connections to family places

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 09:30
, Annie

Annie Evans is an Elder from Adlavik Bay living in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut (Labrador). She was raised at her winter home in Adlavik Bay, and spent summers at family fishing places in October Harbour and Strawberry Harbour. At seven years old, Annie Evans went to mandatory boarding school in Makkovik. Her family moved permanently to Makkovik when she was ten. In Makkovik, Annie Evans has raised a family, worked at the fish plant and Air Labrador, served six years on the Board of the Labrador Inuit Association (now Nunatsiavut Government), served as a chapel servant and lay minister, and furthered her education as a community health worker. In her Elder counsellor role, she now supports Nunatsiavummuit at Elders gatherings, at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and supports residential school survivors. Annie Evans would like to share her perspective on connections to family places and plants.