Our Living Library

Our Living Library

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways we can share our knowledge, and cancer knowledge is no exception. Hearing others’ stories helps to create connection, encourage learning, and enable healing.

Our Living Library presents stories from knowledge keepers such as our Elders and others with valuable experience at different stages of the cancer journey.

Together, they comprise our most valuable source of information, our living library.

Dialogue and Storywork

The Dialogue and Storywork project was designed to improve the transitions and outcomes of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis patients by sharing their stories during the cancer journey. 

Kathy Greenland, Aklavik

Lacey Biscaye, Fort Resolution

Catherine Boucher, Fort Resolution

Vicki Orlias, Fort Good Hope

Rosemary Lennie, Fort Good Hope

Mary Anne Elanik, Aklavik

Louisa Kalinek, Aklavik, NWT

Barthy Kotchile, Fort Good Hope (#1)

Barthy Kotchile, Fort Good Hope (#2)

Let's Talk About Cancer Video Series

This series of short videos features NWT residents sharing personal stories of experiencing cancer, either themselves or through a loved one.

Ann Firth
Sabet & Geordie
Ray Ruben
Shiri MacPherson
Walt Humphries
Patrick Scott
Charles Furlong