Fred Wah, Canadian poet laureate, on Chinook Jargon
Last month CBC Radio 1 in Vancouver, BC did a neat mini-series “Red Peony” about the history that’s shared between Chinese and Aboriginal Canadians.
In one installment, poet laureate of Parliament, Fred Wah, talked about his early exposure to Chinook Jargon; so did author Terry Glavin.
More on Fred Wah:
* Ricepaper magazine’s special double issue (Fall/Winter 2012), “Aboriginal & Asian Canadian Writers“…including:
- Diamond grill / Chinook Phrasebookby Fred Wah, Judith Ichisaka
- Chinook Jargonby Judith Ichisaka
(Let me know if you read these!)