Journal of a Travelling Girl
This fictional coming-of-age story traces a young girl's reluctant journey by canoe through the ancestral lands of the Tłı̨chǫ People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government. (From Heritage House).
Born in Montreal to Egyptian and Lebanese parents, Nadine Neema is an award-winning writer and multi-disciplinary artist. She has four albums of songs and spoken word poetry, and has toured internationally, opening for artists such as Joe Cocker & Elton John, and was mentored by Leonard Cohen, who co-produced her 2nd album. Neema began working in the Tłįchǫ community of Wekweètì, NWT in 1999, first as a community manager, then assisting with land claims and self-government negotiations. She has maintained a strong bond with the community through workshops, photography projects and canoe trips.