Determined, resilient, residential school survivor, author
About Larry Loyie
The life of Larry Loyie began in 1933 and spanned 82 years that were rich in culture, passion, and the accomplishment of many dreams.
His first dream was to become a writer. He accomplished this at 55 years of age, after working as a labourer and prison counsellor. He met his partner, Constance Brissenden, in a creative writing class. His dreams in 2005 turned to two things: to return to the Cree land that inspired his written work and to live in a log cabin. By 2007, Larry had accomplished both.
Larry Loyie’s love for his Cree culture was with him throughout his entire life, as was his passion for writing, literacy, and teaching younger generations. His legacy lives on through his many published literary works.
The Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden research collection is housed at UBC’s Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.