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N.W.T. Indigenous youth advocate publishes first book of poetry – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 2019162 Views

Fireweed, a poetry compilation by Tunchai Redvers, is set to be published this summer

Jul 21, 2019

The fireweed — a tall, flowered plant with pink and purple petals — is so named because it spreads quickly on lands ravaged by forest fire.

It’s also ubiquitous in the North, where soil is dry and wildfires are common.

“Once that fireweed grows, it signals to all of the other life and plants in the area that it’s time to also grow,” says Tunchai Redvers, a poet and advocate for Indigenous youth who grew up in Fort Resolution, N.W.T., Hay River and Yellowknife.

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