Book Launch: Aggie and Mudgy • Wendy Proverbs

November 20, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join Heritage House Publishing and Munro’s Books for the launch of Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children by Wendy Proverbs.

Based on the true story of the author’s biological mother and aunt, Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children traces the long and frightening journey of two Kaska Dena sisters as they are taken from their home to attend residential school.

When Maggie finds an old photograph of two sisters, Nan reluctantly agrees to tell her granddaughter the story. Framed as a story within a story, and unlike many books on this subject, the novel focuses on the journey to residential school rather than the experience of attending the school itself. Aggie and Mudgy offers a glimpse into the act of being physically uprooted and transported far away from loved ones. It captures the breakdown of family by the forces of colonialism, but also celebrates the survival and perseverance of the descendants of residential school survivors to reestablish the bonds of family.

Wendy Proverbs is an emerging Indigenous author of Kaska Dena descent. She holds a BA and MA in anthropology from the University of Victoria. Like thousands of Indigenous people across Canada, as an infant she was caught in the sweeping scoop of Indigenous children taken from their birth families and was only reunited with biological family members as a young adult. She has acted as a community liaison with Indigenous communities and strives to help younger generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, learn more about their past.


Signed copies of Aggie and Mudgy are available for purchase from Munro’s Books. Purchase online, via phone, or in-person at the Victoria store. Make sure to indicate if you have any signing/personalization requests.


Attendees must register to receive a link to the virtual event. It will be livestreamed to YouTube and you will be sent an exclusive link to watch the event.