MEDIA AND INTERVIEWS
- WOTS Toronto Presents – Decolonizing Children’s Literature (The Word On The Street Toronto)
Children’s authors Jenny Kay Dupuis (I Am Not a Number), Christy Jordan-Fenton (Fatty Legs), and Rebecca Thomas (I’m Finding My Talk) discuss writing that confronts colonial oppression and empowers young readers to imagine better futures. Watch the full interview here.
- Jenny Kay Dupuis wanted her book to be available in the language her grandmother was punished for speaking. CBC Unreserved
When Nipissing author Jenny Kay Dupuis co-wrote I Am Not a Number, she knew that she wanted to have it translated into the Nbising dialect of Nishnaabemwin, the language that her grandmother was forbidden to speak at residential school. Read the full interview here.
- “I Am Not a Number’ a harsher truth in Nishnaabemwin. Anishinabek News.
There was standing room only at Nipissing University to hear Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis’ talk, Acknowledging the Truth, Reconciling the Past, and Honouring Community Voices. About 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members listened as Dr. Dupuis discussed the writing of a successful children’s book, I Am Not a Number. Read more here.
- What is one book your generation should read? 12 kids from Canada’s Smartest Person Junior share their picks. CBC.
… Our generation is inspired to look into the future, but we should never forget the past. This book is not that long, but it still makes us understand how First Nations children were treated back then. That is why I think this is a meaningful book for my entire generation to read. Read more here.
- Author and Educator, Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis on New Book, I Am Not a Number. Muskrat Magazine.
MUSKRAT Magazine’s Akeesha Footman interviewed esteemed researcher, teacher, artist and author Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis, about her new book, I Am Not A Number. Dr. Dupuis along with co-author Kathy Kacer, crafted a powerful book based on the life of Dupuis’ grandmother. The story brings to light a terrible part of Canada’s history in a way children can learn from and relate to. Also included is Dr. Dupuis’ recommended online resources for anyone who wants to learn more about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Read more here.
- Jenny Kay Dupuis wanted her book to be available in the language her grandmother was punished for speaking. CBC Unreserved.
When Nipissing author Jenny Kay Dupuis co-wrote I Am Not a Number, she knew that she wanted to have it translated into the Nbising dialect of Nishnaabemwin, the language that her grandmother was forbidden to speak at residential school. Listen to the full interview here.
- Teaching Difficult Topics. Native America Calling.
When is it appropriate to introduce difficult topics like boarding schools, genocide and forced removal of Native people? We’ll talk with educational experts about how and when these topics can make their way into the classroom. Listen to the full interview here.
- Children’s book documents a grandmother’s struggle in residential school. CBC Metro Morning.
Today, kids across this country wear orange to remember the children who were forced into residential schools. One of them is remembered in a book written by her granddaughter. Matt Galloway spoke with Jenny Kay Dupuis, author of “I Am Not A Number.” Listen to the full interview here.
- Why some Indigenous people in Canada are organizing protests in support Black Lives Matter. CBC Metro Morning.
Harriet Visitor, elementary teacher from Sioux Lookout, and Jenny Kay Dupuis, author and educator, talk about changing systems, building community and fostering dignity in individual children. Listen to the full interview here.
- Let’s Talk Racism – Episode 5, Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis
In Episode 5, we speak with Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis. The doctor is in as we discuss racism from the Indigenous point of view with this best selling author. Watch the full interview here.