Larry Loyie, 1933 – 2016

Larry Loyie

Larry Loyie

 

November 4, 1933 (Slave Lake, AB) – April 18, 2016 (Edmonton, AB)

Larry Loyie, a proud Cree, award-winning author, educator, partner of Constance Brissenden; sister Louise; brother Buddy; father to Edmund, Lawrence, Bradley; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; caring elder to many relations. His early childhood was spent in a beloved traditional setting in Slave Lake, AB. He later attended residential school in Grouard, AB. A survivor and trailblazer, in 1994 he wrote a play about his school years, then turned to children’s books to teach about Canada’s hidden history. His national history, Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors (www.goodminds.com) is unparalleled. For more on his books, www.firstnationswriter.com.


Condolences:

Larry Loyie, 1933 – 2016, by Wayne K. Spear
Love for his Cree people, a tribute from Jeff Burnham, publisher
Popular Author Larry Loyie passes away, South Peace News
Larry Loyie passes away at age 82, Young Alberta Book Society
A man proud of his heritage, Smoky River Express
Peace River Museum & Archive’s tribute to Larry Loyie
Remembering Larry Loyie, BC Booklook
Larry Loyie [footprints], Windspeaker

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Larry, with his books

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Larry with Constance

Larry with other residential school students

Larry (left) with residential school students

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Larry with Constance

Larry with Goodbye

Larry with Goodbye Buffalo Bay

Larry at Edmonton Senior Centre

Larry at Edmonton Senior Centre, his last talk Feb. 12, 2016


Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors

Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors

Welcome To The Circle

Welcome To The Circle

The Moon Speaks Cree

The Moon Speaks Cree

 


 

Goodbye Buffalo Bay

When The Spirits Dance

When The Spirits Dance

The Gathering Tree

The Gathering Tree

As Long as the Rivers Flow

As Long as the Rivers Flow

Tant que couleront les rivières

Two Plays About Residential School

Two Plays About Residential School

First Nations writer Larry Loyie (Cree name: Oskiniko/Young Man) and his partner writer and editor Constance Brissenden have worked together since 1993. They created Living Traditions Writers Group to encourage writing within First Nations communities. They live in Edmonton, Alberta.

Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden

E-mail: firstnationswriter@gmail.com for more information
on books and presentations, or Tel: 780-474-1934
www.firstnationswriter.com

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