Jennifer Dance

By I Value Canadian Stories

Season One of a new series highlighting the work, the creative habits and unique perspectives of Canadian children and young adult authors. Listen in as 15 unique writers talk about what sparks their imaginations, tips for young authors and their take on the Canadian narrative.

Jennifer Dance is an award-winning author and playwright whose passion for and commitment to social justice and equity is inscribed into her work.

The three books of her White Feather Collection – RED WOLF, PAINT and HAWK address the issue of racism, both past and present, against Indigenous people in North America. These novels are fiction, but they present the truth in a way that creates compassion and understanding, joining the dots between the colonial policies of the past and the rift of mistrust that still exists. They open the door to reconciliation.

The three books of her White Feather Collection – RED WOLF, PAINT and HAWK address the issue of racism, both past and present, against Indigenous people in North America. In this conversation, we are joined by co-host Luke Hurley and talk to Jennifer about Hawk, a book that he is currently enjoying.

Find out more about Jennifer’s work at jenniferdance.ca