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Book Publishing & Launch – “The McDonalds: The Lives & Legends of a Kaska Dena Family”

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Kaska Dena Family History Book Launch
FORT NELSON, BC – April 30, 2014

Allison Tubman, Kaska Dena researcher, has recently completed a book on the history of the McDonald Family in the Kaska Dena Traditional Territory, which is due to be printed at the end of April.

Book launch/signing:

  • April 30, 2014 at 7 pm
  • Fort Nelson Curling Lounge, located at the Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre (formerly Fort Nelson Recreation Centre)
  • A light snack will be provided and family artefacts / heirlooms will be on display

Book promotion:

Visit the book’s website for photos, Allison’s blog, and a list of retailers: http://www.themcdonaldsbook.com/.

Contact Allison by email at: sorrellservices(at)yahoo.ca, or by mail at:
RR1 Box 0, Pristine Valley, Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0.


From the book dust cover:

The McDonald Family

There is a world out of sight and soon to be out of memory that intrigues and compels us, that of the First Nations who lived in remote, wild places using their ingenuity and traditional ways to carve a rich life far from urban comforts. The McDonalds, once one of a tribe of sixteen families, lived from the land in the rugged Northern Rockies of British Columbia for more than 100 years.

Allison Tubman, one of the last of her tribe, has gathered her memories and accounts from surviving members of the clan along with a rich cache of photographs to tell the story of this loving and resourceful family. Her stories, rich in detail, humour and humanity, offer a glimpse into a little known traditional way of life that soon will be lost.

Book listed in: Kaska Stories


Allison D. Tubman bio:

Allison Tubman grew up in Northern British Columbia and spent countless weekends and holidays up the Alaska Highway with her family, mostly in the Toad River area.
She lives in Fort Nelson, BC and has a deep love for her Aboriginal culture. Allison is fascinated by the wildlife and wilderness around her and recently obtained her trappers license. It is a love she hopes to pass on to the younger generations.

As her elders passed away, Allison recognized the importance of preserving their heritage and ensuring her children and the coming generations would remember the hardships and the experiences their ancestors lived. With the death of her grandmother and the birth of her first child, Allison’s desire to preserve this history grew stronger than ever.

“The McDonalds: The Lives and Legends of a Kaska Dena Family” is dedicated to the memory of her family, past, present and future.

PO Box 9, Lower Post, BC V0C 1W0
Phone: 250.779.3181 | Fax: 250.779.3020