Frank Assu has brought oral and written history together in a collection of essays about the origins, history and culture of the We Wai Kai people of Cape Mudge. The Museum at Campbell River will host Assu on Saturday, May 8, from 1pm-3pm, who will discuss the essay collection entitled ‘Lekwiltok Anthology’. Born in Campbell River, Assu is the grandson of Frank Assu and great grandson of Chief Billy Assu and is a member of the We Wai Kai First Nation on Quadra Island and a member of the Laichwiltach Tribe, which is a sub-tribe of the Kwakwaka’wakw Tribes.
He self-published his anthology last year in 2009 and has been studying for his Bachelor of Education degree at Vancouver Island University, while working part-time for the Canadian Coast Guard. In the same year he published a creative non-fiction piece in Vancouver Island University’s Portal Magazine called ‘K’umugwe Performance’. Frank Assu resides in Comox with his wife and four children.
The cost for the talk is $6.00. ‘A Lekwiltok Anthology’ is available for sale in the Museum Shop. A book signing will follow the talk. To register please call the Museum at 287-3103.
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