This month marks a year that I have been contributing as a freelance writer to Eagle Feather News. In that time, I have written stories related to business, the arts, sports, education and social issues. It’s always encouraging to see a publication interested in a variety of northern stories, not just the tragedies and disasters.
While it gives me particular pleasure to focus on the varied accomplishments of northern residents, I will admit it was also a thrill to cover the visits of some big names – Montreal Canadiens legends (including Guy Lafleur), Indspire Award winner Christian Kowalchuk, and, most recently, classical music superstar Jan Lisiecki. I wasn’t the only one who was thrilled, however. Certainly, these people made an impression on local residents, but it also seems clear that our visitors were also impressed by the northern hospitality they enjoyed – that’s something we can be proud of.
Eagle Feather News comes out in print monthly. Past issues are archived on the website, and individual stories appear on the website and linked to on their Facebook page. If you’re not familiar with it, check it out! Here’s a link to some of my stories.