TWUC member Brendan Coyle 's project on the WWII Japanese occupation of Alaska's Kiska Island has been awarded a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum. The author spent two months on the remote island recording signs of the Japanese occupation of June 7, 1942 to July 28, 1943.
Katherine Gordon has been writing for publications in Canada and New Zealand since 1995. Born Katherine Palmer in England in 1963, her much-travelled family eventually settled in New Zealand. She now resides on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, where she writes about the contemporary issues that face society, both serious and light-hearted. She has covered some of the most beautiful regions of the planet; the people who live around us and what they do; and environmental, cultural, and business-related issues. With twenty years experience working with First Nations on land claims and inter-governmental relations, Katherine also writes about the complex and human side of treaty negotiations, reconciliation, and the path to justice for First Nations.