Photo portrait of Kung Jaadee with regalia shawl and headband, wearing glasses, looking to the left with plants in background.

North Shore Writers Festival: Traditional welcome from Kung Jaadee

This is an in-person event

April 13, 2024

10:00 am to 10:15 am

North Vancouver City Hall

Authors & writers, Indigenous

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Event overview

April 13, 2024

10:00 am to 10:15 am

To open the 2024 North Shore Writers Festival, join professional Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee for a traditional welcome to the territory. Kung Jaadee is NVCL's Indigenous storyteller in residence.

Kung Jaadee is a professional Indigenous storyteller, educator (BA and BEd) and published author who has been telling stories for 30-plus years across Canada. She belongs to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Tlingit, Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and is also part Hawaiian. She was born and raised on Haida Gwaii and is from the Yaguu’laanaas Raven Clan. Since relocating to the Lower Mainland, Kung Jaadee has learned Squamish legends from her uncle Bob Baker (S7aplek, Hawaiian name is Lanakila). 


The North Shore Writers Festival is presented in partnership by North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library. This is 1 of the 9 events happening April 12 – 13. View the full schedule.

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