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Book Launch / Abalone Woman by Teoni Spathelfer

June 18 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm PDT

On Saturday, June 18 at 2pm, join Heritage House, Massy Books, and author Teoni Spathelfer for the Vancouver launch of Abalone Woman, the third book in the Little Wolf series.

At the event, Spathelfer will celebrate the power of First Nations storytelling, presenting a story told with powerful imagery and symbolism, addressing themes such as racism, trauma, and family unity through relatable, age-appropriate narratives.

The launch will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

This event is free + open to all of our community, and registration is mandatory.

Covid Protocols: For all in-person events, attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask (N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask that if you are showing any symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

This event is part of Massy Voices, an ever-evolving collection of book launches, exclusive interviews, and artist talks that celebrate community voices and the stories they carry. Click here to know more.

Click here to register for the event

Click here to purchase Abalone Woman (Little Wolf series / #3)

Click here to purchase White Raven (Little Wolf series / #2)

Click here to purchase Little Wolf (Little Wolf series / #1)

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Book Synopsis

A vivid dream teaches Little Wolf about courage and acceptance of those who are different, and inspires her to show her daughters and their classmates how to be proud of their diverse cultural backgrounds.

Throughout her life, Little Wolf has been troubled by the injustice she sees all around her. When she was young, she was bullied for her Indigenous heritage. Her mother, White Raven, spent ten years in a residential school, separated from her family and isolated from her culture.

Little Wolf’s own children are growing up in a different, more open society, but hatred and racism still exist. Little Wolf worries about the world her daughters will inherit. One night, a vivid dream helps her realize her own strength as a leader and peacemaker in her community.

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The Author

Teoni Spathelfer is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation from coastal BC. Since childhood she has loved immersing herself in her own culture and learning about other cultures around the world.

Spathelfer has worked as a publicist; a radio journalist, host, and producer; and an arts and music writer. Her documentary Teoni’s Dream, informed by her mother’s residential school experience, has aired nationwide on CBC Radio. Her photography has been featured across various media and sold privately.

She has been blessed with three daughters and four grandchildren.

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