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Randy Fred

Randy Fred is a Nuu-Chah-Nulth Elder. He is the founder of Theytus Books, the first aboriginal-owned and operated book publishing house in Canada. He has worked in publishing and communications for forty years. He lives in Nanaimo.

Randy Fred receives his first traditional Nuu-chah-nulth name. Read more

Dispatches

Personal narratives by Indigenous and settler contributors describing significant first contacts that brought new insights. Read more

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Randy Fred reports on migrant workers, then and now. Read more

Dispatches

Nuu-chah-nulth elder Randy Fred explores whether it is possible to introduce one culture to another without any hint of religious beliefs or practices. Read more

FACT

Randy Fred lauds the success of Robbie Robertson, Candido "Lolly" Vegas and other influential Aboriginal musicians who rose to the top of the rock 'n' roll world. Read more

FACT

Jimmy McKay brought our mom seven seagull eggs. To this day I wonder how he could have known they were about to hatch. Read more

FACT

An email message to Geist from Randy Fred, describing his journey from his home on Vancouver Island to Penticton, in the interior of BC. Read more

Prose

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