“The Gift of Poetry”
– Featuring Robert Martens and Pat Christie (Dene)
Pat Christie is Dene Metis from Churchill, MB and an aboriginal adoptee. Her poetry and writing depict the journey to discover self and an appreciation of the simple beauty of nature. She treasures her family and heritage and the historical gifts that need to be nurtured and left for the next seven generations. Pat has worked internationally with both prospective and landed newcomers to Canada.
Robert Martens was raised in Yarrow, and since attending Simon Fraser University he has helped write and edit several local histories. We’re told that “he also continues to wage the battle of the losers by writing poetry in his spare time”. His poetry includes “a little mennonite goes a long way”.