Issue 1 Reviews

In two of her recent recordings, You’re a Nation and You Are Here, storyteller Ivan Coyote surveys the terrain of the Canadian family. It’s not a family that Stephen Harper and the Reformists of Calgary would likely approve. It’s filled with Coyote’s people; inveterate drunks, eternal ne’er-do-wells, and powerful-willed women living in shacks and trailer parks on the edge of Canada’s northern frontier.  

Coyote champions the history of her people’s lives in these two sets of stories that speak of their foibles, their flaws and their victories as they struggled to make a life for themselves and their children on a cold inhospitable bump on the Alaska Highway – that bump would be Whitehorse, in the Yukon.