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'Being Caribou' author to speak Friday at Evening at Egan

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 1:05am
Being Caribou author Karsten Heuer and his wife, filmmaker Leanne Allison.  Courtesy of UAS
Courtesy of UAS
Being Caribou author Karsten Heuer and his wife, filmmaker Leanne Allison.

“Being Caribou” is this year’s UAS One Campus One Book selection. Last week’s lecture featured Randall Tetlichi of the Gwitch’in First Nation, who appears in the book, who spoke on the caribou from a First Nations perspective. To read the article about his talk and Heuer’s, visit http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-08/following-caribous-lead.

Heuer and Allison have received many honors for their film and books, including Best Environmental film at the Japan International Wildlife Film Festival and at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, as well as Grand Prize at the Banff International Mountain Book Festival and U.S. National Outdoor Book of the Year. The children’s version of Being Caribou has won awards as well. They will be visiting UAS classes and will join other activities on campus next week.

For more on the book and the film, visit www.beingcaribou.com.

For more on Evening at Egan, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture.

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