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Gwich’in elder discusses life and wisdom in new Yellowknife library program – CBC

William Greenland is the first elder in residence at the city’s library

Sep 23, 2019

The Yellowknife Public Library is offering the chance to learn from an elder, and kicked off the series Friday with William Greenland, who is originally from Inuvik.

The program is called Elders in Residence. Anybody is welcome to drop by for guidance, cultural or spiritual support.

Greenland said people young and old, from all walks of life, came to his session.

“I had American people sitting there. I had a young woman come in with a tape recorder,” he said.

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